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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

Leftover Meat

Your last supper
shall be served
Cavalry and
r a w
with dessert
and my All
as U
gorge and gulp
every drop of
my wine
that You leave
before dawn
He arise
when the clock
strikes five
and Your
weep as You sip
every drop of
Your lies
best that You leave
before dawn
He arise
Thou shall never be
Your leftover
M e a t

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