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:

Bow Tied In A Themed Eating House.

He'd been obviously cacillac'd up here
under duress, against the weight of better judgement,
his bow tie and messed up dining suit had lately stressed in better places.
They had him eating Waldorf Salad, with omelettes in disguise,
and although they had despised him, were desperate to sign,
the plot was thick as the soup, about an Eskimo who would grow
into a terrorist group after visiting his Uncle in New York.
He underwrote the deal realising he'd spent
all his life arriving  from the eastand from  the  west,
but admired the part where the guy complained about the cold in Brooklyn
having spent his wintry summers pinned down below zero
then gone north to south and finished up a hero.

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