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:

Understanding Is For The Terminally Ill

Life is cocaine,
to modern-day society.
Scheduled routines.
We're forgeting denotation.
We're forgeting interpretation.
Forever we'll drown
in a sea of mistranslation.
We'll die in a pit
of misunderstanding,
was the word,
shouted at deaf ears,
and shown to blind eyes.
And all that's left
is me, waving goodbye.
Waving goodbye,
to your ship, "SS Apprehension"
swirling down in the
sea of misperception.

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