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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Random Poem:


she has a stupid grin.
a grin the cat would like to
call its own.
for ships have no place in
the      middle      of the
desert; or dessert
but in the waters hands
a ship may be at peace.
with a cat on its deck
the ship may squeal and
fall into a little squall.
and the ocean may speak
(to the mast) of clouds it
use to know, and rain-storms
it once loved.
but by the fireside her stupid
grin sits there; smoking,
playing devil to my cock
rising out from misty isle
and heading into desert stretch.

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