poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

steeltraptime
DeformedLion

hot froth, coffinee slop
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spilling onto spill
 2
as
 3
sol finds apollo overhead
 4
saturating
 5
like salt in hot silk
 6
 
 
and vampire f(r)iends come
 7
backwards through rent
 8
memory. old mnemosyne
 9
plunges fingers
 10
into droopy skin
 11
 
 
plucks my heart from head
 12
as it pounds like hammer
 13
  into space
 14
  of common thingies
 15
 
 
and relief is the smile of apollo,
 16
who distended, is caught
 17
with his pickle in the jar
 18
 
 
whilst the anvil of your flesh
 19
cools as I spirit into spirit,
 20
flung into steeltraptime.
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