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:

drinking in my father's bar

i knew
you was joe's son
way you
hold that beer bottle
like you're
making love to it,
says ron
a thin red head
with a toucan
shoot pool
like your old man
shoots pool
like my dad.
he's the
best stick around. where
is the old buzzard
don't know
haven't spoken to him
in over a year.
forever really.
he was always
bragin on you
about that bike racing
he was awful
i suppose.
suppose nothing,
he says
and buys us
a shot of black velvet.
then another.
then he
turns around
whistles through his fingers
and bellows:
we got
family tonight
this here's
joe's son.

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