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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

Flying into whorlpools

Hypnosis is a tricky bugger there with spiral stairs
While I could only ever look to fall into the sky
The thickened fluid seemed at first to be some kind of air
Now watch the floating cadaverous I
Carried over sneezes working waves, just suck it up
And drown; I'm flying-- undersee I cannot breathe

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