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:


Give me some Nansen bottles
And some jet boat throttles
We’ll get ready to go
Sailing the oceans
In perpetual motion
Like a modern day
Jacques Cousteau
If we’re funded by Scripps
We’ll be taking some trips
Finding an answer or two
Towing plankton nets
Is as good as it gets
When I’m putting
A wetsuit on you
So it’s from Dillon’s Beaches,
On the following reaches
In and out of Wood’s Hole
Where plankton and nekton
Never cease to beckon
With knowledge
That e’er is our goal

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