poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

calling out bukowski
cozmo

you ran
 1
you churlish
 2
cunt
 3
 
 
i'm staying right
 4
here in the thick
 5
of it
 6
 
 
in this loveless marriage
 7
i'm going to raise a child
 8
and stand fast against the
 9
vapid banality of the day
 10
 
 
you spent your life
 11
ducking the realities
 12
you hapless prick.
 13
 
 
stick with a job
 14
buy a house
 15
meter your drinking
 16
 
 
rub the same woman's back every night
 17
and make her believe you love her
 18
 
 
you've done
 19
none of
 20
it
 21
 
 
you took on no realities
 22
running hovel to hovel
 23
tail between legs
 24
covering your eyes
 25
 
 
i'm making my line
 26
and i'm going to stand
 27
here and take the fires
 28
like a man
 29
 
 
fool others
 30
from the
 31
grave,
 32
 
 
but i know you took the
 33
easy way you craven
 34
fuck
 35

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