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:

Play For Masks

"Put it on." She said,
holding the bag on eager fingers above her.
She was lying on the bed,
propped up on one side and he felt the air shift
and charge about her.
He took it from her
with a knowing look and peered inside.
Gazing up from within,
face half covered by a fold of paper,
was a mask.
"Where's yours?" He asked,
eyes fixed in the bag.
"Not yet." She replied,
shifting her thighs
flat against the bed,
her back arching slight and slow,
as her tongue rolled
along the inside of her lips.  
"Not yet."

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