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:

Regarding the Secretive Nature of Matches (Edited)

"Kerosene isn't much of an
My stomach feather-grins that the matches
even bothered to make their way
to your red-handed
The moths are laughing at me through flared nostrils and
the tap is dripping solitude through my thoughts.
While the tone of the cat’s elegy
matches my own,
we’ll sing this offensive duet.
And lust oozes through the
of your
(starry-eyed) facade.

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