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:

words in a song formation
Ewan

I choked with that dry air trying
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to count the stars just when
 2
the spider with beacon eyes fell
 3
into my cocktail and no more have
 4
I got any money to give you or at least
 5
Bukowski’s bone for the dinner
 6
 
 
downstairs further
 7
                           further
 8
                                     further
 9
with me as we sway with a shame
 10
because it is
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a shame
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that the air vaporized out of me
 13
when I smoked the last cigarette
 14
thinking about Chopin with handful
 15
of Polish soil and our summer in Siberia
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and you laughed in a way far more
 17
astonishing than me trying too hard
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to play the main role of the guy #5
 19
who walks out yet still
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you prefer other men so let’s leave it
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that way.
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