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:


The rug is wadded in the corner.
You pulled it out from under me so many times,
I stopped putting it back where it belonged.
Now I stand firmly in the middle of the room,
waiting to see if you will walk toward me
or turn and find the door.
My high expectations
are lowered to the floor,
and I try to muster a good kick
to knock them over forever.
But my feet are attached to the bare linoleum.

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