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:

(Foto Friday 1) In Skye with Diamond.

Vivid expanse, the deep blue inverted;
not falling, nor floating, nor suspended
then how?
Folds fall atop mass,
charging forward
from a hundred thousand contractors,
arches that serve a point.
Piercing, prying, or performance;
a rare yang worth it’s weight, to some.
The DJ flicks his wrist, Sun Ra reverberates
and New York is alive.
Wooden republicans swing stiff hips
positive to positive with a Pedicularis Groenlandica
behind the ear; he calls to Lucy
and can’t quite understand Van Morrison.

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