poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

harvard fings
DeformedLion

the romantic linger,  
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massed in mass, their
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weightless bodies strewn
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inside
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  HEART-SHAPED BOXES
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line and linger so they
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say,
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line and linger all damn
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day,
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fuck and finger they wish
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and wish away.
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for they are harvard boys (and girls)
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under harvard skies. flingering and
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fuckling.
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prep-school smirk, bright-eyed,
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with their genitalia half-exposed.
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their groomed facial hair gone
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sticky, pastiche of fly
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and web as the chorus of
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innocence is drowned in
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copious amounts of sperm,
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and the end, THE END, dear
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eleanor would shriek
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IS NIGH.  
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for the day has dawned,
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and the basement has all
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but flooded.
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