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:

Sold Island Blues

eggshells crushed ‘n          
tortoise shells ‘n
couches lounge ‘n
surrounded ‘n
the kitchen you
gon simmer thin
‘n verse – nice
nice very
nice – nice nice
very nice
dollars drooped
from gallows
will entice
yuh nice nice
very nice
and alluh ya’ll
who fate ‘d perch
are go'n to Castle
Inns Incorperated

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