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:

No Rule of Three

To get a message across a screen using bullets,
follow the rule of three. The rule of thirds
keeps subjects in focus too.
But, there are supposed to be exceptions. A riddle
may not subscribe to rules. A bullet-riddled body
violates this rule.
To count is a basic skill. Can you reach beyond
56? What is the sound of 100 guns each firing
three bullets? and more?  
You would have discovered no new rules.
There are no women or children to isolate.
There are only objectives.
Even in peace time, the earth is wet
with bloodied bodies.

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