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:

here i Am

Stripped of my inhibitions
Alone. alone among the chatter,
Somewhat of
A hybrid celebrity
As boredom
Bites away
My flesh
Two houses down a man
Has given up on the languid
Sensibility has made
Its way into his barnes
And nobility
I  caught him in
Time before all his
Simply sliced diminutive
personality disappeared.
Told W.w his lost
Was the only way
Out. Like a pile of subjectivity
Gathered in spaces
Along the fences
Of mr garfields house

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