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:

blue roses

you've culled nothing
but mutiny
and napalm
from marriage
and a few dozen
serious relationships
but the
blunt angle of smoke
you bit on the mirage
and the heart's assented
to another round of
russian roulette.
last week
at the greek cafe
she mentioned
how romantic it would be
to receive
blue roses:
this afternoon
a clerk helps you
pick out six white ones,
food coloring
and a vase.
squeeze out
the blue dye.
stir it
with a plastic knife
you blithe

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