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:

was ordered for cleansing
bohemian

Today the valley mourns—
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they lost a son, perhaps a daughter.
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Magda is dead.
 3
 
 
Her body, mutilated,
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dissected parts
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of what is man
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and what is woman
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      silicone's missing
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      and a crucifix
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      raped her
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      constructed femininity
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      for cleansing
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She was a whore you see,
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worshiped as demigod
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for the tourism she brought
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the valley:
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      the ultimate sex machine.
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Magda is dead.
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I no longer kill him in my head.
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