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:

Ash
Grimmiae

Simple speak,
 1
we eat those cars alive with our eyes.
 2
Speed by me,
 3
you pull me closer, oh closer, oh closer.
 4
Take your hand,
 5
and change the volume or velocity of me.
 6
Flame by flame,
 7
an ode to the quiet, never let me resemble
 8
those ashes.
 9
 
 
Flawed-- ashes.
 10
 
 
Oh pull me in.
 11

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