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:


can i sit idly by
while this reality consumes me
convenient friends
offer advice from a fortune cookie;
it is remarkably accurate
standing on my soapbox
trying to find direction
overanalyze the fork i have come to
still contemplating as i impulsively choose
the path in most plain view
i will take any assault in stride
but the path is still unclear
with no footprints to follow
where do i go from here...

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