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:

american cars

one day, maybe
we'll sort out our differences
and go our own ways;
you perhaps to
a happy aluminium house
twelve feet from the freeway.
at night, you'll lie cold
as your espoused snores,
and you'll listen to cars
going by.
and me? i'll be,
i'll be travelling
to somewhere unfamiliar,
rolling forward
through miles of sun-dusted desert
and twilight-lit forests.
one day, i fancy i'll see
your grubby-faced children
on the side of the road,
and if flags are casting shadows
over their blue-eyed faces,
i may pull over and say

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