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:

i drink to your blur
mandolyn

we only fought once
 1
in a foyer
 2
which seated moths and dust;
 3
i thought you threw a phone
 4
but it was just a loud word i felt
 5
in the middle of my skull
 6
 
 
you got in someone else's car
 7
while i paid a daydream
 8
to give me a bottle of whatever it was
 9
we were drinking last year–
 10
 
 
amnesia is beautiful,
 11
so i asked it to stalk me,
 12
to follow me home
 13
because the stars didn't owe us a thing
 14
 
 
you can't give up roads,
 15
anything on wheels that tells you
 16
you'll get there by four–
 17
four more glasses of whatever this is
 18
as you toast to me being impossible
 19
 
 
and my dead eyes are stuck
 20
to the shadows we left,
 21
down dirt paths and pot holes
 22
i bump in my sleep
 23
 
 
the guard to this memory
 24
keeps taking a break
 25
that's why i feel you
 26
under my eyelids-- again and again
 27
 
 
you push me at midnight
 28
shovel us out of the grave,
 29
aware
 30
it is grief that can't breathe
 31

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