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:

Blocking the Sun with Needles

It’s a late day in July.
And his head pops out its socket,
It floats up above him,
he puts it in his pocket.
And his grandpa is dying,
he knows he’ll never love him.
His hands they won’t stop shaking,
his mind it floats above him.
He’s afraid he’ll never know it,
his feet they keep moving,
but they don’t know where,
they are going.
His head's in outer space,
his mind can’t comprehend it

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