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:

Found Poem #63

I am a good cook,
but horrible dancer.
I have blue eyes,
but a crooked smile.
I am very well rounded in my musical taste,
but love country more than anything.
I believe in a higher meaning,
but I’m not afraid of sin.
I like mornings and the nightlife,
but not fond of what’s left in between.
I dislike most rap,
but can’t help to jam out to NWA.
I have been in college for over two years now,
but have no idea what I want to do with my life.
I prefer dogs,
but have two cats.
I know nothing about relationships,
but my friends are still coming to me for advice about them.
I have never been an A student,
but do know more random and trivial facts than is ever needed
(and yes I have to share them at all times).
I don’t know what I am wanting from this,
but if you email me I’m sure we can figure something out.

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