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:

it rained/it poured

it rained/i drove for an hour,
ran up and fell down
the stairs to your 4th floor apartment
(the elevator was broken)
i left before dark.
it rained/you drove for an hour
and helped with the water
that flooded the basement--
we drained it in no time
and you left the next day.
(sorry about your umbrella)
it poured/i walked down the street to the drugstore
sopping wet on your way home from work
buying a soda (well, and why not?)
we're not going to leave again, soon.

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