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:


All answers
are airy arguments,
an arm angled against
an archway, averting access.
An archaic ancestor adjures:
An alter above as an aim;
Always approach an apex,
all alternatives are abjections.
Although, admit:
all aortic adorations are arcane and assorted,
and alternate avenues
always appear amusing and aflame,
an added artistic affair.
All articles, actions, and affections,
actually alive,
are aberrations,
advancing around all areas,
attracting and absorbing
anything authentic
and anything artificial.
Align all answers as an array,
allow all and anything access,
avoid any abstention,
and all animates,
acts as anew,
any additions after Alpha
are better.

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