poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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  • poems: 45,745 (8,336 active)
  • comments: 307,121
  • ratings: 111,896
  • average rating: 7.5
  • forum posts: 247,083
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  • current users: 1


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:

This one goes out to all the unknowns ( me included)

Why are there so many 10s here waaaaaaaaaaa!
give me some, give me some!
Says the dog to the bone,
Bone looks up at the black hole,
Nope; rather not maybe some more
time to realize if its clean in there drone,
Mope, wimper,
dog goes to new master as a fresh unknown,
ass hole cleaner and decoratively shown,
fucked by a lesser
and then forever known
as the unknown who walks
funny and was denied  a bone.

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