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:

Attention Deficit

Two, sometimes three times
a week,I lob  corks  in an arc
through cigar fume filled air,
past immaculate dining room
chairs, beyond the lure of perfumed
couture, towards where  the basket
ball rim of the wastepaper bin shimmers.  
Trajectory guides it among
glimmering winter stars, moonshine
or summer sunbeams fading light.
A further glass of wine steadies
the mind and by extension calms
the arm,improves the sight,
its dull thud as it hits the rug  similar
to the plop of  stoppers coming off bottles
of flat champagne. Next one,take aim,
bulls eye,rattles like a dying snake in the clutches
of a buzzard. Conversation stops,
glaring eye of hostess, man trap mouth
unmuzzled , bright brittle sarcastic voice.
"Is it close or are the Harlem Globe
Trotters strolling home tonight?"

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