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:

Number 8

I'm part of the pack,
riding the fast track.
Passing cars left and right,
I'm gonna win this fight.
I am at the scene,
passing Gordon and Green.
I'm in the trail,
of my daddy Dale.
I finished the race,
in first place.
I'm doing great!
Man, I'm number 8!

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