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:


cobwebbed wombs of girls
dripping blood like honey each month
pure after a week,
and empty
then one day left unclean,
thick with ketamine and things
and inside, cells,
unknown,    alone
no one to feed her desire and; stomach
crying silvers alone
and with trembling hands she hurt
every day,    lonely day.
she slept with eyes open&heart closed
until she slept forever

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