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:


Slim Jim stands so tall
Slim Jim gonna take a bad fall
Slim Jim's pants are so straight
Never change color on any given day
Slim Jim gonna rule the world
'Til the day bodies are hurled
Slim Jim can't save them now
But only stand and wonder how
Slim Jim's gonna save the day
With two airplanes gone astray
Slim Jim didn't see 'em coming
Slim Jim couldn't escape 'em running
Slim Jim stood so tall
'Til the bodies began to fall

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