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:

A Season as a Dream

Lost in some desolate meaning
that feigns untouchable
mystery trance
Like a Religion;
A styrofoam certainty
Yet betrayed by the departure
of a reasoning consciousness
In a place where
skies are only dream
And shadows
are an evolution,
crossing through a storm
of switchblade
Insanity or sanity
makes no difference
when a world revolves
against perception
on waves
of static charge
Like painted traumas
to some far away canvas
that one can touch,
yet still untouched
an infinite

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