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:

in search of nothingness

our truth was bound in the
wizardry of the night, gun fights
prostitutes and alcohol,
as the monks stand
on peddles and stone,
to bleed the feet
by way of truth,
carrying the solution
of the gods in a back pocket
as we roll the dice in the back
alleys of Chicago, Buffalo, L.A..
as the Brahmans
beg for food in the muscled out
airports and train stations of America,
these are their makeshift utopias
there they are,
passing out their
leaflets of truth, love
and meditation,
as I make my way to
the tracks' scoreboard

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