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:

like mannequins in the desert

we pummel to the bottom of a mountain.
drop like rain from the sky
and collect in a pile of bones.
i see you in the corner of my eye
seeing me from a blinks view
and mouthing something along the lines of
'must we die like mannequins in the desert?'
and i nod, or pretend to nod,
close my eyes and drown out
the noise and chokes and gasps
that come from your mouth instead.

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