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:

Tints Split Water, Simply
Seditswing

Tell me river
 1
have I come too close?
 2
Your temple---I can't admit.
 3
Does a talent to read the under-swells
 4
& currents equal your blood?
 5
Tell me how you wish
 6
to travel       for below the sustenance
 7
is coma---how terribly intimate
 8
it can be, how it listens to creation,
 9
listens to pretense    follows infant
 10
words relearned      and shallow timing.
 11
 
 
Are you the truth? You form constantly.
 12
When truth was named conceited
 13
skin & bone & blood so fragile---
 14
it forms the figure
 15
of a river.
 16
 
 
The livid heft of her
 17
foreign run--her unaware
 18
body tried, leaving cinders
 19
of cigarette ash to hurry
 20
a trail, catch the night,
 21
suspend the air, touch
 22
my leg
 23

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