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:


When I lived in a little town
with a giant star
like a Jesus map
I met you,
waiting for the universe,
and wild flowers.
You thought I’d gone mad
after a few days.
The other girl in me came out
I couldn't stop her,
belligerent, in a rage
demanding love in a hurry.
You were disgusted.
You were afraid.
And I just let her
worry you into amnesia
as I stole your pot
and drank until I was lost
in a city two years later.

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