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:

These Poetry Days

Hello this is my Poem,
the one I sneaked on my mobile
whilst inspired by a journey to work.
There was this impressive woman
who exceeded the apex of my dreams,
but I could never slay that sartorial Dragon for her -
my poetical vocabulary was too low brow.
These aren't my usual bouts of surrender,
yet there's never enough understanding
shown by my fairweather peers.

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