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:

Exit 39

I saw you in the fall
spoke to you
in deep poetic
but you would
much rather have lured me
into smoothing spastically
beneath your quilts of quiet fire
and hot, wanting bosom.
I saw you in the fall
when love was blind
when you were cunning
and the world was unkind-

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