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:

I got dressed and went to Chili's

I put a picasso print in a bag
and took it out with the rest of the trash
I lit a joint then grabbed the mail from the box
bills. a few circulars
I tried fishing a spoon out of the garbage disposal
then turned on the tv
took a nap on the couch
when I woke up
I got dressed and went to Chili's
had baby back ribs and a salad
with bleu cheese and a coke
as I put the tip on the table
I wasnt thinking about art
I was thinking about getting into a fight
when I got home
I tried fishing the spoon out of the disposal again
then I flipped the switch and let it grind
metal against metal
and felt a lot better.

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