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:

if i keep this up i'll become phonier than bukowski
unknown

up till now
 1
i've lived
 2
more than i've read.
 3
 
 
but each bar
 4
i pass up
 5
to study a little e.e.
 6
or james wright
 7
diminishes me.
 8
 
 
every time
 9
i walk away
 10
from a fistfight
 11
out of fear of getting arrested
 12
and losing my job
 13
billy collins and
 14
the slush pile of
 15
mfa graduates
 16
win.
 17
 
 
another homeless
 18
holding a sign at 24th
 19
and merle-hay
 20
passed by
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to go work the poem
 22
instead of taking him to ihop
 23
makes me less
 24
of an actual human being
 25
and more of something
 26
i'd hoped to avoid
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when i started
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with this bullshit
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in the first place.
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