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:

How You Fit Into An Early Evening (and why that's fine by me).

A single card between
your rusty spokes.
I can't tell if
when you wake up, you're rearing to go.
I'm not sure how much
of myself
to you
I show.
It seems,
Oh! Whatever
it seems,
I'm so, oh-
vertly out of whatever
you're into. Morning
to you too.
Light crawls underneath
my off-white, wide-awake door,
and honey, I can
blame it all on you.

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