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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

devil day

in the morning,
he rose
to no coffee,
he froze
"o, what a devil day"
at two pm
he saw a plug
making him jump
three feet high
his computer
shut down
his frown
"i hate this devil day!"
when dinner
he noticed
a roach
sitting fat
on his pizza pie
to rage
as if this were
a plague
he decided
on cinnamon life
to the fridge
he went blind
but no milk
did he find --
he slammed
the door fast
his voice
breaking glass
"damn this devil day!"

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