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:


I sneezed
the contents of my heavy head ejected through my nose and onto my Ikea desk,
memories of birthday parties and porno websites
phone numbers and song lyrics
mostly useless junk
it ran onto the floor and into my lap and coated my copy of Tom Waits' "Rain Dogs" (which was a gift)
Instead of looking for a Kleenex, I decided to let it dry;
A sticky reminder of wasted space.
I feel a cough comming on.

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