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:

Cut out of a Starless Night

Oh beautiful starless night,
You took my one last wish.
Kiss me goodnight as the snow starts to fall.
We slip and slide, what a dangerous ride.
One we knew we should never take.
Playing this game, this crazy game.
Knowing how it ends, it’s always the same.
Crashing into snow banks.
A mess of hair, Bodies tangled,
Parts spread out everywhere,
Underneath this beautiful starless night.

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