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:

an indiscretion

there is a great golden
hollowness that lives
inside your bed.
three nights i spent
sprawled diffident
and lazy-made,
to fill with oozing tousled head --
i climbed within the
hollowness inside your bed.
i felt her breath
pressed deep within the sheets
but moist fingers that
slowly drag to stain
can strike all thoughts dead.
strange, to find illumination
in this feckoned, burgled bed.

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