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:

And upon recieving her lowfat chicken salad, she spoke of childhood:

" i offer nothing
                 to the blessed
             mind of bethany  h.
than this faux porcelain
      shipwreck ,
a fault
wherein i find
          a voice,
    thirsty for
   crashing water
                  wet brown bags
             full of
all things considered :
   my crutch weakens
   in playground
    i'm terribly sorry
   i'm late for another interview "

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