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:

Andy Warhol Eating a Cheeseburger ®

I wish I were THE lens
on Warhol's Minox EL
CAPTURING all The Factory decadence
or possibly Edie Sedgwick's
saucer full OF amphetamines
holding up the whole decent
I could be the silver paint
in Billy Name's aerosol can
reflecting EVERYTHING  upward
AND maybe Venus in Furs
the flame of Lou Reed's candle
warming EVERYONE
into the night
I wish I were the lipstick
on Candy Darling's lips
kissing all the wrong places
want TO be the bicycle tires
rolling Nico through the upper west side
to an alternate ending
or still better yet
I'd MAKE Gerard Malanga's
Exploding Plastic ART Inevitable
kindly remind Andy to

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