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:


Titillating waves
Into a particular possibility,
Spread out into
Flat electron ejaculate-
A glossy simulacrum
flesh job.
Oh how I ah
In this buzzing molecular
You’re not real
But what is?
I’ll show you mine
Since you’ve seen his
This you
I address
Has no subject
An objectified O
Of mouth
I cannot feel
Your sun shine.
And I betcha think
You’re pretty clever
Your pouty eyes,
Your wisp of pink
And all that slope
I betcha think
You’re pretty clever.
An image
Of an image
Of an image
My pixelated prison-
A leg, a shoe,
The bend of a toe-
An idea
Rubbing me off
In a sigh.

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