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:

words in a song formation

I choked with that dry air trying
to count the stars just when
the spider with beacon eyes fell
into my cocktail and no more have
I got any money to give you or at least
Bukowski’s bone for the dinner
downstairs further
with me as we sway with a shame
because it is
a shame
that the air vaporized out of me
when I smoked the last cigarette
thinking about Chopin with handful
of Polish soil and our summer in Siberia
and you laughed in a way far more
astonishing than me trying too hard
to play the main role of the guy #5
who walks out yet still
you prefer other men so let’s leave it
that way.

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