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:

pittsburgh prose poem 4

Chance operations remove the power of the self. The author is backrounded by his appeal to Chaos, that mystic non-entity who is as easy to communicate with as a flip of a coin. Mallarme's famous poem "A throw of the dice will never abolish chance" shows a fascination with that primal serpent, from which all things are born, from which things mutually co-arise. Whether this is free from or engendered by the subconscious is now the question.

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