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:

found poem: Mike Tyson's childhood

One morning I woke up
found my favorite pigeon, Julius, had died.
I was devastated and was gonna use his crate
as my stickball bat to honor him.
I left the crate on my stoop
went in to get something
I returned to see the sanitation man
put the crate into the goddamn crusher.
I rushed him and caught him flush on the temple
with a titanic right hand
he was out cold,
convulsing on the floor
like an infantile retard.

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