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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

stay until the sun has varicose veins

i'll always shake
do i love you too much?
my smile is a tremor;
thunder is a heartache
running a relay around us,
grabbing the baton out of your eyes,
handing it to me
do you feel for soft skin
when we hit the ground?
i will not become dizzy over death;
if it takes me
so be it–
more time to salute the stars,
and wake you
from far, far away

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