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:

the red dress technique

I really like you
but you articulate poorly
in the wrong translation
of my language
so lets just be friends
I need someone who will throw the noise into their brain like I do
someone to slap me
I need to check up on reality
the itch inside your foot
needs to be my safety
so I can sleep at night
I'll return the favor
We can share beds too
and call it a night

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