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:

cat ashes in a pencil box

sitting in
a pet cemetery,
scratching myself
with a
scarlet pencil,
i was humming American
at 12 i thought
the world was
and i was burning up
telling my translucent
you didn't exist.
there's a photo
of a dead deer
in my bedside box
-and you're next to it,
reminding me that
it's not Gods Will
but my own convictions.

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