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:

Skeletons in the Sand

under a cloudless sky,
rivers become ashes;
men trudge through endless burn
as the sun taps this domicile dry
dragging through a world of serpents
and amongst capsulated cacti,
trapped beneath a magnifying glass,
eyes shrink to diminutive pearls
hole in the ozone
feeding the pulse of all droughts;
tongues cracking in their mouths,
drained and dropping like flies
ages devoured this arid flat
fractured oasis, path of death
parched leather hide
peels from reluctant specters

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