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:

Sleeping On One Hundred Years Of Silk

What cat-eyed she sees from musk is anyone’s guess
perched top shelf in a century of Victorian dust
Pressed with prescient sleep, she thrusts herself
in textile séance talk, spirit riding
the train, the weighted hem -
her accomplices carry her away
and back again
She feels all pasts, she frees all
even the unimagined yet

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