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:

Trees
sweetirade

it is a lot of heat
 1
this aching
 2
feeling in my throat
 3
bubbling up
 4
 
 
i wring out my eye
 5
my pillow
 6
a sponge
 7
mascara-marked and soggy
 8
 
 
in the morning it looks
 9
like line art
 10
on rice paper
 11
of trees, trees, trees
 12
 
 
there are lovers
 13
laughing
 14
there are friends
 15
making love in the branches
 16
 
 
it is a lot of heat
 17
upon waking
 18
when all I have are twigs
 19
stuck in my hair
 20

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