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:

at the rose garden behind the art center

walking with my son
down to the lake
to feed the ducks.
let's elope,
i hear someone say
as we pass through
an overhang.
they're tucked in the corner
on a bench.
can't be more than fifteen
probably ditching from the alternative high-school
down the road.
both his eyebrows are notched
tattoo of a cobra on his neck
couple hundred dollars worth of jewelry
on his hands.
she's got midnight curls
down past her waist
pecan skin.
he bites her ear
they say something in spanish
not even noticing us.

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