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:

the death of a broken man
JKWeb

on a foggy night
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in the bog,
 2
flowers drown above me
 3
and in-between
 4
is monsoon earth
 5
 
 
casket door
 6
swings open,
 7
I kick out the rat
 8
that gnaws on my ribs
 9
 
 
I get some air
 10
to my blood-crusted bandages
 11
and mummified flesh
 12
 
 
I stand-up
 13
on that satin bed,
 14
my heart turns to porcelain
 15
falls from my chest
 16
and sinks into your bayou
 17

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