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:

sung poetry

they struggles tied to the background as the birds
blue houses, colorful skirts
burning and crumble into ruins  
nothing will save the old city
here a bank president earns a few thousand
times more than its employees
lies on the sofa with the numbers and the window
remove the losses of his superworld
spinning numbers wild people in dance
nothing will save the chestnut street
here I go carrying a few poems
and trying to sing a new better world

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