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:


I left without saying goodbye.
We shared the word, but the kisses he left me on his doorstep
propped a door open for what would come.
In three months,
a year.
The heat had made me reckless, it had pushed me onto
my back. It had spread my legs. It had taken me,
coaxed me, burrowed its way deep into me, saying:
'I will see you again'
It was snowing when I came back to him.
the pieces of ices melted in my hair -
i was melting. sinking. but he let me trickle
through his fingers.

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