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:

low head room

hi there,
your impossible homework
failure to be backwards compatible;
someone brought bagels to work.
meek man
skeletal man, bony and spiralling ever upwards
hates the ritz.
we fly over skyscrapers,
your hair, a leathal weapon
staring down
at all the overly made up
putas, with mini skirts
and rain bonnets.
your mom is nice
wrapped in three layers of cellophane
singing the blues
lounging on a sexy black piano
in the upside down room.
in this crowded mound of earth,
in this haystack
where some make hell and harmony,
mother nature's many faces
crease as she smiles
her fatsuit attempting to encapsulate
all the lions
and imitation jungle lords.
i'm trying to shut up
but i think
i will suffer
a denial of service attack.

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