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:

one legged trapeze artists

The avalanche is bearing west.
Soft clods of one legged trapeze artists first commence.
Testing the general largesse.
Euro coaches ergo!
Turn the East End
into a Victoriana euphorium.
Charles Booth's still a blueprint;
poverty strikes again.
Conic tenements everywhere
a spiral of decline.
The theory of Anarchism reawakens,
they relish the Gherkin
with nitro glycerine etc.
If you have doubts
don't think twice.

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