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?

Development updates from Twitter:

Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

Carnival of Lost Souls
Empty

I awoke.
 1
the sun spoke over my world
 2
and my eyes
 3
have yet to close
 4
 
 
I slept.
 5
in the belly of the earth
 6
and my heart
 7
bled like a star
 8
 
 
I watch.
 9
all things pass
 10
into darkness
 11
into l̶i̶g̶h̶t̶
 12

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