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:

A Dedication to Paul Walker, Nelson Mandela, The Driver and the Four Trees He Hit

Paul Walker won't be walking
'cause his driver had been talking
on the cell while he was driving
on a ride that was too fast
They had crashed and hit Mandela--
which reporters wouldn't tell ya--
and that day we lost an elder
and the movie was re-cast.
bet he wished he had a double
--then there wouldn't be this trouble.

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