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:

last night we were necrophiliacs

what happened?
the hot's blistering your lips, white and full of pus waiting to
burst like the sun raining down on the three of us; i'd
cannibalize you any day, babe, if it weren't for the fact that you're
seriously diseased, speaking in tongues, ripping at the raft with those
bloody offed nails of yours;
they came off like little badminton birdies,
some flung up like a great serve,
a few others as jagged sprinkles
decorating the shark's fleshy neck like something fierce.
he went down like a bullet shot into water; quickly at first,
but succumbing to sinking slothly.
this was going to be a fun cruise,
but look, i can see the cops from here.
though i may simply be delirious from sea water;
or just dehydration.

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