poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

Fetal Position
afterbirth

It arrived
 1
                 suddenly
 2
                     uninvited
 3
                        a gnawing
 4
                                   ache in
 5
                                       the gut
 6
                                          unexpected
 7
                                             foreboding
 8
                                                unrelenting
 9
       inevitable agitation, stalking unease
 10
       endless waves of nausea and stinging angst
 11
       intestinal turmoil festered in psychic travail
 12
         tranquility sought
 13
             ultimately found
 14
                security and
 15
                    peace realized
 16
                        in scrunched knees
 17
                                  and bowed head
 18
                                       consistently
 19
                                           reliable
 20
                                               serene
 21
                                         fetal position
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