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:

Carrots Can Be

Like carrots can be
or getting it,
making it,
or poems, poets and poetry
or the in crowd,
any crowd,
my old friends,
Wall street, Main street, Madison avenue
Then there's Pastor Harris
and Sister Julia,
one of my old girl friends and her mother too
and not being made from plaster of Paris
And of course, Mom, there's always you
and belonging,
and requited Love
And not feeling the way I do

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