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:

for me

the world hurts too much to be wearing pants
world, downcast, o
forlorn beatrice, i called you shylock
slight me for it
in a thousand graces
by the blankets
alms of cool air
over toes
the government. though saying truth
is harder and harder, i relapse;
  o beat
  o blanket
  what say, nay
  what thrust of glib spit
  ancient or dust
  would you wet this
  peasant soul for?
like what is with all the "o"s?
has your vibrator stolen your throat?
like, really,
where the fuck did mystery go?
    too hard, she said
was like:
i haven't even taken my pants off yet.

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