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:

Vehicular Dysfunction

Eighty miles outside the limits
the sky was licking strawberry ice
and all I wanted was you
to pull over.
Forty minutes, off road since nine,
your hand warms my thigh
my tongue wraps around your
very own.
A dozen carefully planted kisses,
peppered across our skins,
loosened waist bands, conquered
our hunger.
Two weeks later, I'm travelling alone,
the tire tracks lead off,
and I remember when you whispered,

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