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:

Ode to Denny's

this den of neon infinity spews forth the saddest, loneliest minds straight into the darkest depths of the night. thru a disease-ridden midnight sun and out-the-tops of balding heads: ideas (ballooning, BURSTING with genius) formulate only to spill back down in waves of discontent... and now all we're left with is this lagging game of ping-pong drooping thru our skulls as our ashtrays fill with paranoia.

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