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:

Tom B. Stone (doesn't lie here)

.                            .
         I suffered
         fools gladly
        What you saw
        was sometimes
         what you got
      I never said much
        but when I did
        people listened
         to their iPods
        A mam's man
        I gave life my
          best shot...
        Sadly, missed
       The gink is dead
       his ashes spread
       beyond this grave.
He always dried his nick nacks
      in the microwave

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