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:


stuck in my plastic womb,
fed by not what i put inside,
but what's always within me
in my energy room.  
marked danger.  
keep away, i'm here,
but stray your eyes and
put a hand to your face
as you walk by me
crouching in the shadows,
holding my breath to keep it all in,
feeding the ever present

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