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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

NOT an 80's Pop Song
innominate

guttural release
 1
signals caution,
 2
“see these hackles?”
 3
 
 
a cornered cat
 4
hooks sharp claws
 5
in hot flesh,
 6
lubricating
 7
sere scabs.
 8
 
 
not all wounds mend
 9
in rough waters,
 10
in vicissitudes,
 11
in (_oh not in_) time.
 12
 
 
gushing flows of
 13
blood red wine
 14
to and fro the heart
 15
bleed new shades
 16
in reality—
 17
paint sanguine stains.
 18

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