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:

A Train Ride Through The Mountains

He kisses my neck
and the sensation
snakes down my leg.
As the violent sounds of the train
thunder outside the impregnable
stillness of our compartment,
we fog the window
and link fingers.
I awake with the pane of glass leaving
its frigid imprint on my cheek.
I close my eyes -
“One ticket to Venice,”
my voice echoed through
the cavernous Charles de Gaulle Station.
Swarms of parasites
linked to one another
violently bustled
in a thundering sea around me.
“Seulement une?”
the gentle balding man
behind the counter probed.
I could feel my breathing in my ears,

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