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:

Party With A Loaded Gun

Lucent, screaming banshees splash the night’s sky
Their red paint glow splattering the asphalt
Swinging a sympathetic fist towards my hub cap symphony
Gone quiet with the scent of a few fresh skid marks
Losing face and crumbling against this violent cacophony;
A vomit-stained tribute screaming suicide to these open wounds
Picked and scabbed behind a clean November sky
With what our hands plucked seconds after peeking out
Lying naked and skinned on the brink of that striped black snake
Devouring whole, the glazed pink eyes of an intrepid shadow

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