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:

Ode to 10th Grade English (A slight change in curriculum)

The Romantics can kiss my ass.
Foo-foo was never my taste and I don't
have the patience for Wordsworth stanzas,
give me Ginsberg,
at least he used the word "fuck,"
Imagine all the teenage interest with poem like that.
10th grade students lining up for 3rd period English,
waiting for the one day old lady Jenkins embraced
profanity with all the passion of a sailor
in the greatest of drunken stupors.
Yeah, give me Ginsberg,
Imagine all the youth interest with a poem like that,
poetry would become competitive
making the wage of doctors,
curing the world of boringness.

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