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:

sort of like that caged lion
unknown

except
 1
i'm a thirty-six year old man
 2
 
 
staving off paunch
 3
 
 
and there is no explicit serengeti
 4
i long
 5
to return to
 6
 
 
in fact
 7
 
 
there are no bars
 8
surrounding me at all
 9
 
 
every possibility
 10
is verdant
 11
 
 
all doors
 12
just a little elbow grease
 13
away:
 14
 
 
surgeon general
 15
luthier
 16
or crack addict
 17
 
 
as an ugly american
 18
 
 
i can damn-well
 19
whatever i please
 20
 
 
so i damn well
 21
nothing
 22
 
 
except ruminate
 23
in crippled
 24
circles
 25
 
 
catatonic
 26
 
 
with the luxury
 27
of choice.
 28

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