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:

my pet ghost love shows up

there he was
i raised my eyebrows, he looked back
i walked past
to the bathroom,
where i looked in the mirror, wondered if i'd cry
i looked nice.
back the same way
he looked as i walked past the door
i sat outside,
read a book
he didn't walk by, i waited
he was gone.
later i tried to take a nap,
imagined conversations i could have started
and cried.

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