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:


Caliope came to my door.
As she had done with Homer.
She gave inspiration,
For battling nations.
I didn’t have the heart
To embark on the epic art.
She is young and wilful.
She would make me skilful.
I would write a masterpiece
To rival those of ancient Greece.
But I was adamant,
I would find an alternate.
Like her son of Apollo,
I wondered, did she follow.
I knew she didn’t.
She had given me a glint.
I had turned her away.
Now, I having nothing to say.

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