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:


I will spill your blood all over
my hands and shirt,
and eat through miles of burning flesh to reach you.
This is the end of an angel's sad life;
funeral flowers drowned in gasoline.
She's finally dead, and the suffering is over.
A demon's wet dreams of open-casket glory
flood the minds of the weak and desperate,
while her face is still twisted
into the same shape as the scream she died to.
(ruoivas ruoy sa mih eveicer)

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