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:


Autumn winds scatter the last leaves of June,
pale mottled-brown and dull leather-red
(like the leaves, we are separate
and intricately bound)
the colors of our qualities
deepen, fade and blend.
A sudden rush of cold, like hunger
dances and clears silver hoaries in my mind
smoke of burning ash
(with rowan tones under)
compost my memories
unfurl my straightened lines.

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