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:

Amber Light

Standing by the side of the road in bare feet,
Fairlanes and pickup trucks
They stop and they beckon, but I don't get in
Convinced there must be a limousine
Just around the next corner,
Pulled in at the pit stop
Novelty bumper stickers and a girl behind the counter
Wearing too much eyeliner
"That'll be three dollars, honey."
A wink and a smile for the millionaire.
He's off to find his fare, and on a road map somewhere
I'll be watching traffic.

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