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:

Ketaset Cowboy Rides Again(st the grain)

I killed a Ketaset cowboy
and I kissed a Cortisone queen.
When you were strung out on some vision quest
choking on velveteen.
When I was the mayor of Limbo
You were campaigning in vain.
We were scandalous vandals in cement sandals
hoping it wouldn't rain.
Tasting your teeth in the twilight
and gnashing mine all the next day.
Forget hectic etiquette let the prerequisite
reckon the lesson away.
Either you're pretty weird,
or its weird that you're so pretty.
let's give each other goosebumps

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