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:

A Marriage in C-Minor

He's Brad, Brandon,
    Jason, and Michael
And he's so handsome
Tall dark swimmer
    Nine-inch nail
His white enamel glitters at night
And he's so lucky
Cocaine and Yale
    Has it all
Nude head cheerleaders, homecoming queens
She's Tess, Tiffany,
    Jenny, and Christie
And she's so sexy
Shame-pink panties
    On blonde legs
Turns the cafeteria for fun
And she's so happy
Social artist
    Laughs and laughs
Her ass does math better than her head
They're Smith, Johnson,
    Taylor, and Thomas
And they're so OK
Hydraulic love
    The great Dream
Urban suburbs with hot fresh blacktop
And they're so different
He's burning up
    She's freezing
He says come, come, but she never does
She turns away
    He takes a shower
The next the same
    Sex, et cetera
And he's so angry
Screaming loudly
    At the door
Sets fire to their crystal oak bed
And she's so distant
Huddling weakly
Weeps for no goddamn reason at all

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