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:

was ordered for cleansing

Today the valley mourns—
they lost a son, perhaps a daughter.
Magda is dead.
Her body, mutilated,
dissected parts
of what is man
and what is woman
      silicone's missing
      and a crucifix
      raped her
      constructed femininity
      for cleansing
She was a whore you see,
worshiped as demigod
for the tourism she brought
the valley:
      the ultimate sex machine.
Magda is dead.
I no longer kill him in my head.

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