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:

New York City

You’re on a different side of the United States
With different trees
It’s a whole different world
With different stories
You’re in a different city
With different mountains
With different sounds
And time square fountains
Your lights are out
My lights are one
I see the stars
You see the sun
Don’t mean to brag
But you meant the most
There’s just too much
In the middle of our coasts
You’re a special girl
One the opposite side
We talk on the phone
Yet I can’t see your eyes

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