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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

same old

the same old dreary
like permanently expired Kodak 64 slide film,
or poor Missy detailing on gumtree
up for adoption -
her owner downsizing
due to no fault of her cat,
or stuck on a train
with the mobile's battery juice on the blink
over hearing a conversation
some guy's got a brain wave
though still needing the same old.

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