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:

i pick on you - virus scanning

the setting is your anatomy
nature i love about you
your armpit stink smelling blue roses
my eyes blinding to a flawed skin
scarring virus --
consequence to depression of love's curse -
i have to fart
kiss your past away
make you laugh
hold on to those last strands of hair

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