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:

don't be afraid.

tonight, please
taste the moonlight
n'ayez pas peur
niet bang ben
haben Sie nicht Angst
να μην είστε φοβισμένος
non sia impaurito
não esteja receoso
не будьте испуганi
no esté asustado;
don't be afraid
don't be afraid.

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