poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome to Poetry Critical, an online poetry workshop. To post your own poetry you'll need to create a user id by typing a name and password in the box above and hitting 'New User'. If you just want to critique or jump into the discussion, however, you can go ahead and get started!

Poetry Critical 2.0

Hey guys, Donald here.

In a few weeks, this site will be 9 years old. 9 years! And I still know some of the earliest submissions by heart.

But, boy. That’s like 102 in web-years. So it’s time for something new. I’m building that something now with my nights-and-weekend minutes (and plenty of coffee). Buy me a cup?

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Random Poem:

I call it winter in june

The spine was once curved, now it's stabilized
the scar hit me like a comet on a diametric path
and labelled me isoceles
twins are equal but im the odd one out
it's stabilized, we established that
but still the angles create angles and im not your twin
far too acute and far too thin
to be anything like you but still conquered
by the equality of your edges
cornered into a pinch by the reflection
everytime you try to turn my spine into a symmetry line
i say stabilized isn't straight enough
and comets dont run straight, they draw me with some odd direction
always last after the twins.
the symmetry is impeccable.

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