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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

Color of Winter

Obliging black arms, their crooked
specter fingers, cut freezing as
they reach for winter greys, blues of skies
untouchable. Shaking, bending- dance,
mulish winds. Sweep lands. Violence
admired, loved.
Art framed with my eyes, green as last
summer’s carpeting, where the trees were rooted.
Embroidered. Weaving native life.
Grounds milled, the purest white hush to
lull earth. Charming. Persistent as
memories, dreams.

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