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?

Development updates from Twitter:

Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

light
visitor

it blinds
 1
without mercy or regret,
 2
kind
 3
and beautiful,
 4
heartless but only necessary.
 5
leads the way
 6
but is of no consequence
 7
except when seen
 8
when lived
 9
when warm caresses are felt
 10
but known to be
 11
potentially fatal,
 12
 
 
flawed
 13
but perfect,
 14
 
 
essential
 15
but essentially distant,
 16
 
 
life
 17

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