poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

Dark Side of the Moon
DeathShards

Hollow streets whisper winds,
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coughing fits spluttering blood
 2
staining pot-holes
 3
rain falling from dark clouds
 4
 
 
seething and flickering
 5
lightning dancing, flashing,
 6
 
 
reflecting in puddles of raindrops
 7
unshaven, rough and half dressed
 8
a man haunched above
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a tin-cylinder bin
 10
fills with echoes of the ghetto.
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