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:


Lost beneath words and thoughts.
The greatest hurt.
Ex aequo, yet nobody wins.
Create more problems than you've solved.
Gain more worries than you've lost.
For an eye, and tooth for a tooth.
The common law.
A vengeful symphony.
Expressive figures in the dark.
Sometimes letters placed in a certain order
mean more to others than most.
Sometimes words overused
can mean nothing at all.
Words underused,
never said
at all.

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