poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

You Can Not Lose A Poem
dannyprice

you lose your breath
 1
when the fist hits your gut
 2
 
 
you lose your mind
 3
when you love a woman
 4
 
 
you lose your keys
 5
when you rush out the door
 6
late for a job
 7
 
 
but
 8
the poem
 9
 
 
sticks
 10
 
 
like peanut butter
 11
and honey
 12
it is sweet
 13
 
 
syrupy
 14
 
 
it seeps into the blood
 15
and becomes part of you
 16
 
 
and after twenty years of lost notebooks
 17
i have finally realized
 18
 
 
the poem
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is
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me
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