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:

Corrugated Cardboard

Holes in all my clothes again,
I cut myself while shaving.
Packing stuff away again,
I save things not worth saving.
Mending things with fishing string
by the fading light of day.
I sit in my room with everything
I'll never throw away.
People are so funny sometimes,
like when we're by ourselves
and we pull out our emotions
stored on rusty metal shelves.
Somewhere there's a warehouse
of the saddest things we do,
and in a dusty storage room
I hide my thoughts of you.

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