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:

saint sigher!

sighing saints alive
with a face from a
renaissance painting:
everpursed lips and flushed cheeks,
bright pink airbrushed onto ivory.
a high-definition
blu-ray refraction
projected into the space
in front of me,
a hologram, an lcd screen
smiling like you know me
from a shared dream i
can't remember.
muma says she saw you once
through the window of a summer kitchen
in 1934, cher bonjour, yeah
you were beautiful, you
were ours before we knew you!

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