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:

An Elf Named Nack

There was an elf whose name was Nack
He did such things that others lacked
But then one day he had a nick
Upon his knee right from a pick
They laid him up so he could heal
Upon a shelf by window seal
But never would he work again
Though when you'd pass he'd give a grin
In time his name  would come to mean
A little thing a figurine
Now some that set upon a shelf
Must surely look just like this elf

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