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 harder my stare,
the louder the laughter.
hysterical laughter.
rasping, taunting up at me,
glancing insult off my
illuminated frown.
Where are those
words, if you care to
call them such --
perfumed, dripping of it
the self-proclaimed perfection
in my head,
but now hide cowardly
behind anger, ego,
"Won't you come
out to play?" I ask-
sickening, those words.
Only silence responds,
and my stare
lights my frown.

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