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:

little mermaid

...and so to record
the fall of this journey
back to the impetus of exile
emanates a chorusing echo
to pick from tufted dunes
some strange deepsea creature
its pattern makes no sense
of this dry wall
its curl and ribbing wings
tell of other elements
delicately in my hands
turned to find beginnings
fining out toward some further flesh
and now eroding
steps off into saltwind
defined only by what
dancing on knives
not daring the look behind
in dread of shapes
the immaculate sand

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