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:

Cameron's Crossword

If you had asked Josh
about Cameron
he would have said that
she had the voice of an Angel.
He was in love with her.
If you would have asked Mary Jane,
who was a music major,
she would have said
Cameron’s voice was a mezzo-soprano.
If you would have asked
anyone else
from the small town
of Larskville
they would have said
She don’t talk much
to nobody.”
If you would have asked Cameron,
she’d just look at you like you were stupid and go back to her newspaper.

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