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:

MARINE BIOLOGY ANTHEM
eljota

Give me some Nansen bottles
 1
And some jet boat throttles
 2
We’ll get ready to go
 3
Sailing the oceans
 4
In perpetual motion
 5
Like a modern day
 6
Jacques Cousteau
 7
 
 
If we’re funded by Scripps
 8
We’ll be taking some trips
 9
Finding an answer or two
 10
Towing plankton nets
 11
Is as good as it gets
 12
When I’m putting
 13
A wetsuit on you
 14
 
 
So it’s from Dillon’s Beaches,
 15
On the following reaches
 16
In and out of Wood’s Hole
 17
Where plankton and nekton
 18
Never cease to beckon
 19
With knowledge
 20
That e’er is our goal
 21

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