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:

Scent of a son

Aeroplanes breathed their solemn wood
splintering three lion merchants,
brass are their mouths in death
triumphant tabloids of music
gobbet cloth of grievers
writing his face into their foreheads.
The skies are pall bearers
aeroplanes writing wisps of lyrics
moaning high over Darlington
landing in a loved ones throat.
In London ministers argue expenses
in York a father fills carrier bags
walking the scent of his son to Oxfam.

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