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:

spotting orion

i clutch your
clammy cold
and fish-like hands.
sweat drips like
courage from fevered palms.
pink and moistened lips part
to beg indiscrection --
we are trite.
these pinpricks
of dead heat and light;
they twitch
and twinkle
widdershins against
our movement.
we hesitate like clockwork.
you speak your refusals
as i stutter mine;
and all of it is nothing
against the inevitability
of this
  all-encompassing kiss.

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