poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

My Dead Sphere
unknown

No sides and no angles
 1
without a surface to lay
 2
anything of equal size upon
 3
and filled with red and brown
 4
though its insides are black
 5
from lack of interior light
 6
 
 
they announced it was young
 7
and fresh and clean
 8
so we wiped down the outside
 9
until it was shiny like mirrors
 10
sparkly sterile silent
 11
 
 
we flipped it inside out
 12
and examined the guts
 13
and compared them to others
 14
then decided we can't live
 15
without it
 16

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