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:

heart trouble
unknown

she’s sick
 1
short of breath
 2
dry cough
 3
all the symptoms
 4
she’s had a good run
 5
she knows it
 6
 
 
what’s scary
 7
is watching him
 8
he’s slowing down, too
 9
 
 
forced to race
 10
against each other
 11
 
 
and she hopes like hell
 12
they’ll cross the line
 13
 
 
together.
 14

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