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:

and the wolf says...

what do you hear
when he looks at you that way
like he's hungry and you're candy
or meat
his intent
gnawing the buttons
on your blouse
rustling the cellophane of socially engineered restraint
his animal inhales deeply
as your scent breaks on his brow
were he less bound
by tie and fine footwear
he would have you
and if she were to lift her fairy-tale
just once
she'd find herself

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