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:

Back-yard tested and approved.

Leashed up-
I'm just a high school protractor set
(who cares?)
and the fast food in the air-
the grease is slicking me down
so I stay glued to the sidewalk.
Dragging on to the dumpster
(stop eating the grass, dog)
the overheated apartment
where a wave of wet, trash air
hits my face.
I'd much rather be
consuming constellations
like potato chips,
inbetween sips of proper chai-
the weather's nice, though.

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