poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

Posi-fest.
Cloudless

I don't know how it happened
 1
I don't know how it happened
 2
I don't know how it happened
 3
  and that's all I can really say.
 4
 
 
1 Nineteen year old boy.
 5
2 Fourteen hole, ox-blood boots (laced to the knee)
 6
3 Tatoos: chest, shoulder, ankle (Koy, Ohm, Anarchy)
 7
 
 
1 Backseat (mine)
 8
2 Trojan condoms (just in case)
 9
3 Words (God you're beautiful)
 10
 
 
I don't know how it happened
 11
I don't know how it happened
 12
I don't know how it happened
 13
  and that's all I can really say.
 14
 
 
4 phone calls later
 15
5 kisses in
 16
6 ways this all could go
 17
 
 
 
 
We really must stop making love in parking lots.
 18

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