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:

Brain Trust Synapse Solipsism

the subjective sine wave waxes to a crest.
my lips betray that elusive, genuine spark—
so elusive, in fact, that my knees nearly buckle.
these willing arms are lured to a plane
where the folly of man is just as weightless
as is generic the fear of the abyss.
so let us dance to west egg’s anachronous tunes
and lock eyes, mesmerized, through clarity’s miasma,
cackling madness into our own starry reflections,
channeling orgasm at the thought of their fictions…
their vacant renditions of erroneous wishes,
and dreams of picturesque scenes
with vacant misters and misses.
temporal vines entangle and stray
but these magnetized mirror neurons are here to stay.
traversing many oceans and moons,
they will always rendezvous a nebula—
a sublime anomaly in space.

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