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?

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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

photograph no. 2
emmasnow

from
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above
 2
 
 
count the
 3
 
 
faces rolling
 4
 
 
walking—birds
 5
 
 
steps wet in the
 6
 
 
grout between stones
 7
 
 
turn as hair flies against
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the mouth. slump of book
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bags clump photo taking skate
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board, bicycle for walking away.
 11
 
 
scattering like kicked sand in a pond
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— to go and then to settle. the things
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watch on. you look. to see your face on a
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body in this way would be the worser thing.
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