poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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
gjenkins

our truth was bound in the
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wizardry of the night, gun fights
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prostitutes and alcohol,
 3
as the monks stand
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on peddles and stone,
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to bleed the feet
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by way of truth,
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carrying the solution
 8
of the gods in a back pocket
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pamphlets,
 10
as we roll the dice in the back
 11
alleys of Chicago, Buffalo, L.A..
 12
as the Brahmans
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beg for food in the muscled out
 14
airports and train stations of America,
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these are their makeshift utopias
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there they are,
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passing out their
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leaflets of truth, love
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and meditation,
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as I make my way to
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the tracks' scoreboard
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