poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

first touch
jesusgun

We didn’t wrestle naked
 1
or sit on top slowly
 2
like our moms and dads
 3
tried to do, sigh and rock
 4
mouths opening slow
 5
till you could see
 6
down into their galaxies.
 7
 
 
We’d stay late and be wet
 8
long after all the other boys
 9
had gone home all dried off
 10
bone dry.
 11
 
 
We’d snap wet towels, lather,
 12
leap for joy just to be
 13
 
 
slowly aware
 14
our fathers might have
 15
 
 
misinterpreted the universe
 16

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