poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

Hands
Alethophobia

There are hands above my head
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They’re reaching out for each other
 2
But they never look down
 3
They never reach to me
 4
Instead they stamp their feet
 5
Oh, they stamp their feet
 6
And now there’s the dirt tread marks
 7
Of steel toed boots
 8
All over my face
 9
I watch from bellow
 10
With blind eyes
 11
I call for help
 12
With open voice boxes
 13
I reach out
 14
With no arms or hands
 15
For me to offer to them
 16
They reach out to each other
 17
But they never look down
 18
Oh, they never look down
 19
And now
 20
I’m falling
 21
And they’ll never even realize
 22
I’m gone.
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