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:

Canto SixHundred (or 66)

i spoke with beelzebub
had dinner with virgil
played poker with charon
slept in dis’s highest quality hotel
and most importantly i woke up next to judas
“this isn’t over,” he cried,
as the three faces of beauty closed down on his slender frame
yes, me too ceasar, oh dear friend; how i regret.

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