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:

Lost Noise

On some days at primary school,
i screamed in far flung
corners of the playground
while playing the fool.
That sound pierced the ears of Miss Place.
She shouted out "Whose face is screaming?
Stand up to be erased."
I stopped so abruptly
that silence carried my voice
forever screaming, sucked deep inside.

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