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:

Breaking Up

I threw away the sweater that you left in
the back seat of my car that one night
a few weeks ago.
I was cleaning and discovered it and tried
to wash it,
but  found a hole.
This morning, I put the eggs from my
omelet on top of it;
punched my fist into the garbage can,
so the shells were crunched up real good, and the leftover yolk
smeared deep into the fiber, to make sure
some dumpster diver
couldn’t dig it out
and give it any more life.
You were an ugly and itchy sweater anyway.

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