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:

vanilla hair and the night castle

a beautiful woman,
a girl named me,
and maybe a boardwalk in europe.
i looked at my photos --
blurry and badly lit
in the early evening, obscure.
i looked a second time
and beautiful ones showed up.
i accused her;
she denied them.
then, i tried
a boy, juggling,
but it was no good.
i remember one of her pictures: a castle that looked like it was made of sand, lit from within, rising into the bright-dark blue sky. it had mirrored portholes and a curvy staircase up the side.

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