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:

Quoth the Asshole

I was molested by a scapegoat;
Bold and brazen was he in his stupor.
And though I can speak Mexican
(El what-o the el fuck-o),
it was all a blur.
The red scarf
Proves he’s an aviator.
Fly, angel, fly!
I see, I see, Ellie;
She’d advise you away.
Time is a child,
Chucking Spaghetti-O’s across
A pristine country-styled kitchen.
It has no fear of the unknown,
It has no fear of God.
But they'll never went, what?
Hungry again! (many at once)
Notice: to whom it may concern,
The flavor of the week has been
Castrated, decapitated, and humiliated. (Stop)
All under the sun must be rectified. (Stop)
Demons be GONE!

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