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:


She comes home from dying
on Monday
and softly,
she picks her way through the
ash and the darkness
so thick,
it smothers her
when she opens her mouth to scream
and she only feels alive
when she's bleeding.
She shuts the door behind her
and walks silently, deliberatly
to look at the face of an angel
but eventually
size three became eleven
and her breasts became a burden
and then that angel fell.
Her hand flies to her heart
to feel something
that isn't there
her tongue grazes her throat
to say something
she doesn't want to hear.

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