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:

So get this

I'm having my hair cut the other day,
they charge nine pound
fifty; when it’s all done
I hand over a tenner.
The guy who’s cut my hair
puts the note in the till
then takes out a fifty pence piece
that he puts in his pocket, I ask
what he’s doing and he says
it’s for cutting my hair,
I ask what the rest of the money
paid for, he asks if I’m unhappy
with the haircut, I tell him
the haircut's fine it’s just
that he’s pocketed my change –
this exchange goes on and while
we’re talking it’s as if I can hear
the faint sound of canned laughter.

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