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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Random Poem:

Sting
Luxy

Bare handed I held the sins
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Our hearts coughed
 2
In the throat of air and wrists have lilies
 3
have a thousand dead cells between us
 4
itself a teacup with pink flowers on it
 5
with excessive love I enameled
 6
 
 
Broad grey as fossils
 7
Terrified me, they seemed so missed.
 8
What am I crying for?
 9
 
 
My wings, torn shawls, her angel body
 10
Poor and bare, carefully shameful
 11
of winged unmiraculous women,
 12
for years I have eaten dust
 13
 
 
and seen my strangeness evaporate,
 14
blue dew from dangerous skin
 15
and too much memory.
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