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:

pink food

like the natural salmon
pushes up against
the fierce running river,
to spawn again
to natures call,
i with hands alone
come against the mountains
set before me,
to the man, this work is hard,
not much sand, a lot of rock...
this mountain is beautiful
with trees, streams, critters
like Canada.
Mike Hendershot 2009

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