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:

Morning news

elevators that creak and groan
crazy gothic flats
cheap chandeliers
endless flights of dusty wood panneling
each floorboard whining at the slightest touch
old copper coins, heavy like gold
endless copacabana wafting through the walls
and the news, read while
everyone else sleeps
old ladies who pay me to walk their dog
counting footpath cracks - a logic
obsessed freak boy
hands dirty with money and newsprint
or frozen to to the barrow handle
and footpaths rising like everest
diposal store clothes
and the smell of salt in the air.
Now i'm addicted.
to a fresh newspaper,
high tech clothing,
crackless footpaths,
and crazy viking girls and their perky butts.

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