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:


today there came
a box for me in the mail
from my father. my birthday
is the fourth of february,
today is
the eighth of may.
in it carl rogers is becoming a person
classical rhetoric for pupils
and rachmaninoff makes classicalove to the piano.
and this is what my father wrote:
*pgs 15-27
pgs 104-110 - 1664 - 1924 - 276
& Many more
love Dad
these books are not for looking.
instead i will hold, and breathe them
smell like a thing, a place, a man
pencil sketch faint lines fine on the page
afraid to touch to

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