poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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  • poems: 47,296 (7,917 active)
  • comments: 313,507
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  • forum posts: 252,050
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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?

Development updates from Twitter:

Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

tin man

he who questions the good deed
comes with a long face
drinks in a tin cup without water
laughs at other's mistake
makes other people angry
does he have any power?

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