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:

[As I Rise From Slumber]

As I rise from slumber,
tumbling over.
Five o’clock shadow plows through like
bumbling boulders.
My shoulders aching,
painstakingly sore.
I guess I slept funny,
like a motorboat hitting shore.
I look to the mirror expecting more.
And though my skull might be as thick as
this bathroom door,
I still have my good name.
Even if I’m lacking a good face.

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