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?

Development updates from Twitter:

Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

The Model Poem

I’ve got spirit.
I’ve got zest.
I do commercials for Tampax and Crest.
I’m beautiful and slender with silicone breasts.
My measurement checkups always pass the test.
You see me in magazines.
You watch me on TV.
Don’t you freaks wish you were me?
I make bush loads of money.
No talent. No brains.
While poets and artists go slowly insane.
I’m the American dream.
Every man wants me.
I share myself with the world.
It’s ecstasy.
The gym.
My fiancé’s parents are coming for dinner.
Tanning salons.
Bikini waxes.  
Endless appointments.
Diet pill stashes.
Don’t you wish you were me?

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