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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Random Poem:

Iron Eyes
azalea

i see the
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stirring
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of silent struggles caving in
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under an
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earthy
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atomic weight,
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the smokey aftermath
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of steel secrets too
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tough
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to digest
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where the
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splintered arms
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of a fleshy charisma
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are stretching
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aching
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breaking
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to cover
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vulnerable skin
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i see only
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the undeniable
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black palpitation
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of some
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real
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distant
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underground soul.
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