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:

Con Troll

Such a sneaky
slink, the
spring that waited to coil
the boil, the explosive bubble
that burst in
to rubble; it would
seem a shame that
beams of lame
could burn the hair
on the face with
vehemence contradictory to the present state:
you, the liar, screeching, preaching
to the congregation of your internal
nation; dull walking,
dull walking—
that was all it took to keep you from crossing the bridge.

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