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?

Development updates from Twitter:

Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

on us bearing witness to change (v)
unknown

wake me from naked
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sleep, wash skins in sliver moon;
 2
our storm's dust settling
 3
 
 
whisper soft- breathing
 4
the night's silent reverie-
 5
of days past undone
 6
 
 
speak my name, and wait
 7
for pieces of sun to fall
 8
in tune with our rise
 9
 
 
first light, we slip in
 10
burning hues of dawn, scatter
 11
fear in womb of sky
 12

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