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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:


For my mother: the strength to lead the family
For my father: the motivation to provide for his children
For my sister: the confidence to not fall down to the piercing actions of peers
For my brother: the desire continue to practice and win at the championship
For you: the ability to be vulnerable and to care for your next. Doing this will not make you any less of a man. Please make time, because life is precious which is what you have learned while reading this.

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