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:

Please welcome the fucking fuckers

we now present the fucking fuckers
suit blackened in torn jeans pride
painted in cheap chinatown dye
makeup of retired mimes
no corpse paint for these mofos
up against the three drumming band
up against hellish hellfire
armed with a couple ounces of club soda
no acid dripping down their shoulders
no water to drink in the fifty mile run
few embers to fuel down your biceps
growl into the mic with stolen stage pride
we bring the motherfucking fucked up shiat to you this motherfuckin' audience.

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