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:


I felt your presence
at two-o-nine AM.
I woke,
your beautiful face fading
back into lucid, pillowtop dreams.
I closed my eyes to prehend you,
pursue your figure
only to lose.
Your familiar perfume lingered.
Right then, I knew
you had descended the afterlife and left
lipstick on my cheek.

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