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?

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Random Poem:

death and hoaxes
mandolyn

you paint me selective yellow
 1
and try to fool me in your swamp
 2
you bend me
 3
in various ferns
 4
flushed with agitation
 5
because my hand comes off
 6
when you glue it to your own–
 7
scratching your head
 8
like a flustered pigeon
 9
 
 
i am camouflage
 10
you tyrant-
 11
playing in papaya whip
 12
such a drab color,
 13
but it works when you stalk me
 14
in the graveyard-
 15
 
 
if only we had been friends,
 16
your mire and my crypt
 17
we could play
 18
like civilized (a)dolts
 19

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