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:

The Edible Kind

billet doux?
but it’s chi-neeese,
the way whiskered Mandarins shriek it!
delicate as china
but nowhere near white
or even blue,
plus they fold
overly easy.
swirly egg mixture
presses hard
into metal discs’ grooves,
swish and fry,
golden brown
out comes thin crispy wafers,
never shy of wording
their bold tender tidings
out front:
loving love letters.

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