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:

Backwards Rain

down an endless black hole  
reaching for anything to stop my fall  
Gravity gone                                  
as well as right and wrong                  
all i can hear                                        
is a booming song  
Eyes  surround  
staring me down  
then I see the ground  
with spikes all around  
I cannot blink  
or feel or think  
Maybe I tripped and fell  
straight into a well  
But I never even saw the hole...

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