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:

because winter's quite a passing thing

one day soon the air is
going to warm again, and
become the kind of humid
that makes great-grandmothers
whisper yellow fever;
become too hot
to turn on the ovens,
just like that.
i’ll think of
destin, florida
where every summer
i used to live
where every evening
the sun sets tangerine and blue
over the silver highrise condos
and stars slowly settle
in the breeze-ruffled hair
of vacationers;
the evening air cooling
their sunburned skin.

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