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:

let us rip each other to lovely shreds
suedehead

like you, I am paper
 1
inside
 2
made of fiber
 3
be it of moral nature
 4
or some flimsy content
 5
that will not ensure a life span
 6
of adventures
 7
just re-imaginings
 8
between lines kept in margins
 9
 
 
we are open invitations
 10
to be bathed with ink
 11
or smeared with blankness
 12
with emotions as punctuations
 13
dreaming to be airplanes,
 14
or sailboats
 15
folded to escape
 16
(to where, remain unseen)
 17
not knowing that we corrode
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whenever we kiss the waves
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or free-fall weightless
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into anonymity
 21
 
 
so should we wait?
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