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:

what if i was not born that day?

both hands sweat on that taxi ride
i had no idea he would notice my torn jeans
only to find fingers playfully slid
his touch burned through spines
having told the taxi driver to take a turn
i clearly remember him rubbernecking at the airport
we saw us -
old skin in scabs and flakes reacquainting
warm and blushing
au courant

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