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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:


My thoughts are fluid,
My eyes are bare,
My wings are broken,
The skies could tell
My body descends,
Like a falling leaf,
Angels tried to catch me,
But my spirit is just weak
My blood caressed the earth
What a bounty of red!
Their eyes were nailed upon me
I was your slave until the end
Death is a blessing,
Death is divine,
Death is the beginning,
Let death be mine!

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