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:

aside, with alcohol

which once emerged
from my own throat
in gasps
of pleasure
damages me now.
they speak of you carelessly
unaware of what they cause me
and my own doing
as I feign indifference
when she confesses in my ear
she adores you.
you watched us
from across the room
subtly, in your own way
that i would not
cover you.
I smiled
encouraged her
and watched when later
you lead her away.
my own voice:
so skilled in
expressing gratitude
and now, telling
helpful lies,
wants to scream.
your friend
poured me a shot.

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