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:

The three killers of Daniel Pearl

Abacas beads rolled
knurled through dulled blade,
the matte eyed journalist
left rows of oval scarves
like ears of mississippi corn.
Demands shiver in Arabic
tongues peal hollering
America is foam,
stars are linen and burn
in eyes striped in skin.
The three executioners hide:
A doppelganger gentlemen
war fog weaving in savile row.
The dark house president
Painting war in oil canvas.
The smoke bearded cave sheikh
The Koran’s King James
smoking infidel leaves..

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