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:


in two thousand three
her wicked clouds
blew in winds that
built water walls
falling, destroying
all daring to
stand in their way but
in the same name in
Cali with another el
tropical hell
contrasted with
romantic verse and
the lullabye rhythm of
the lady poet whose
precious words soothed and
whose gentle spirit
made me forget

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