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:

An Excerpt from the Barnyard Mafia

you're a drunkend layabout
a louse, a mouse, alout no spouse
as calming as a whiperwill
your bedroom like an oil spill
insidious, contemptful beast
the first to fall and now the least
the last to rise to morning's piercing scream
"I'm not one!"
to judge you is divine
I milk the cows, I shear the sheep,
I feed the foul and kill the swine

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