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:

medic was a game of tag when I grew up

burn out says the boss
get wise says the instructor
learn to love
what god has given you
even if it's a dick in the ass
says the chief
fuck god love people
is what your gloved hands discover
martha (age 29, two kids) carved on her chest
before jumping
25 stories to her death
and really, it's the best advice yet

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