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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

Through Coffee and Tea

Everyday she served him
in the coffee shop on the corner.
Some days he ordered coffee,
other days a cup of tea.
A successful lawyer,
just there for lunch
and a struggling, single mom,
trying to make her rent.
He asked her to dinner one night.
Thats all were it started.
A wonderful relationship that happened
through coffee and tea.

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