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:

in the AM

outside, got nothing, tinsley boys wait for food
and the tv does not turn on in the lounge.
where is my company?
smoke cigarette after cigarette
count the mouth sores
give them names.
the window is open
tile gone clammy, cold with the night.
wonder about your neighbors through cement.
four am and i will move the furniture
loudly, louder than necessary
because i am not asleep.
creak scratch and scrape
and forever awake.
lights out in the room
lights in out of the east.
closing the blinds
causes confusion in the late-afternoon.

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