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:

on us bearing witness to change (v)

wake me from naked
sleep, wash skins in sliver moon;
our storm's dust settling
whisper soft- breathing
the night's silent reverie-
of days past undone
speak my name, and wait
for pieces of sun to fall
in tune with our rise
first light, we slip in
burning hues of dawn, scatter
fear in womb of sky

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