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:

echo of pixels

i stare blank nightmares
and cuddle against the echo of pixels
posing in the lemony light freshness of this moment
when you're blank, you're frozen....
paused life for that moment, was caught and stolen
raped from the fortress they call thought
a mind that has tripped its switch
and the brain begins to twich
overloaded with blank nightmares
no longer - speechless

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