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:

Theoretic Ramblings of Broken Interest

Life is so cruel
in these days of hot discourses
and even hotter, spiteful suggestions.
We seem to be filled with
broken cold promises
and even colder obsessions.
Felt up by mistakes and broken depravity,
we charge ahead to the dwindling flutters of mistaken and misplaced identity.
We rush to find a way out of the rain-drain
before the next wave of shit comes hurtling down
upon us like we've whored away our own sanity

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