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:

lyric 1

I am rigid, hard, linear
O, your hair flows like black rivers
I am white, patterns, axis mundi
O, your nails know no reason
I am names, telling, surface
O, you are like not knowing a secret
I am intellect, polis, rex
O, your legs envelop like suburbs
I am trees, reaching, fighting
O, you're like the sky
I am probing, speaking, writing
O, you are what floats in the dark of the bedroom
I am killing the serpent, creating order, connecting with god
O, your curves taste like blood

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