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:


you will explain to me
that I am a resident of my pronouns.
for better or for worse, you will explain,
I have weeded myself into delusions of progress
when no such event merited so great a feat.  
stung, but understanding, I will admit I wallow like
a dozing cat inside the beaming sun of my insecurities.
"where does it live? your incompetence."
nowhere. Checkmate, dear friend.
"you are perfect."
well, that's all the second opinion
I will ever need.
i will never use "home"
without you in mind.

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