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:

bat helmet

i roll up my pant legs and
walk ankle deep into whatever
it is that makes you you
it feels like water getting
colder around whatever
bone it is that sticks out with
the vein on top
this song feels like
drugs so i put my feet
up on the walls and
i don't know if you've noticed
that i'm wearing brighter colors
lately and i've tied a bright red
string around my
wrist to remind me that
im not in love with anything except
you and yr. sweater which had something
on it in spanish that i couldn't read

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