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:

if poetry were mammaries i would not forget

i saw your breasts
stare at me while
you chatted with
your friends.
they were dying
from asphyxiation.
one nipple retracted
and disappeared
somewhere between
union square and grand
central station.
i dont think you take care of them.  
if you werent born with them you would.
on many a good day
have i made my home
between those soft half
moons regardless of
my destination.
today is not that day.
instead i am reporting you
to the society for protection
against mammary cruelty.

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