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?

Development updates from Twitter:

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Random Poem:

Ode to a Sorostitute

And I bet you didn’t know
everyone in class today was staring
at the way your pants slid down
just enough to show your red, skimpy
You were probably too busy planning
your drunken date rape for the evening,
with your sandals and your t-shirt matching,
screaming Zeta Phi Beta at everyone
who didn’t really want to know.
And I bet you really do think you’re helping,
a service to the community, while you pay
five hundred dollars per semester for friends
and parties, like the one where that cute Kappa Sig fucked you
from behind, but it was okay because he held your hair
for you while you vomited ten minutes later.

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