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:

Fill A Voice With Remnants

Like a long time mother-friend, you leave me cared for and loved.
A closing and opening knowing, hinge grinding on fear of attachment.
Respect these drifters as goddesses, riding a precious secret.
Their long trailing strings are histories that sting with wisdom.
Stored old scores, I collapse into tired stories, disassociated.
I fill a voice with remnants, and they are like many hot embers.
With beauty to fuel, charm to catch fire this tired passion.
I offer my archive like a wall, decorated with decades forgotten.

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