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:

Tints Split Water, Simply

Tell me river
have I come too close?
Your temple---I can't admit.
Does a talent to read the under-swells
& currents equal your blood?
Tell me how you wish
to travel       for below the sustenance
is coma---how terribly intimate
it can be, how it listens to creation,
listens to pretense    follows infant
words relearned      and shallow timing.
Are you the truth? You form constantly.
When truth was named conceited
skin & bone & blood so fragile---
it forms the figure
of a river.
The livid heft of her
foreign run--her unaware
body tried, leaving cinders
of cigarette ash to hurry
a trail, catch the night,
suspend the air, touch
my leg

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