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:

threats and threads

She made lovers beckon
tore down cities
swam with dolphins
met god
all in a sentence or two.
What her personal life
could not give her
words delivered without fail.
I saw her apartment once.
It looked like it was robbed.
There were half filled cups
of stale tea, a minefield
of litter on the floor.
I offered to help her clean it up
but she distracted me
said she had more important
things to do than worry about hygiene
or the chaos of the material world.
Something about using words
to lysol the universe, the
martyrdom of  threads
and a moderator.

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