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:


That glass cafetiere you gave me
On my first birthday, five years ago.
Well, it must have dropped as the washing-machine
        Remember how the whole room shook?
Was on it's final spin and
        That was a morning, though, wasn't it?
        You brought in coffee, in bowls,
        A rose, and that cafetiere
        And a poem.
I want you to be here
So I can tell you
It's broken.

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