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:

the sadistic confessions of a post-modern cripple

sockeye red and trembling
like a flame in the hands of an arsonist
suffering from parkinson’s
this is how i imagine myself
at seventy, popping viagra
from the neck of a pez dispenser
notwithstanding odds of heart failure
just to calculate the virility of my stock
which, even after watching more than half
my life savings spent on wadded fistfuls
of kleenex get flushed, still leaves me
a principle shareholder of kimberly-clark

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