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:

A haunted plea

The many we never weres
chased me to this one way tunnel
piercing a howl impossible
of frustration at the direction
I must run.
There’s a light at the end, warm
though the dark begs, unknowing,
to be held in the caged embrace
of my addiction ignored, used
I must run.
Desiring the phantom of dreams from
the past knowing it’ll never
leave me holeless at night. For me
love is salt stains and violent crashes.
I must run.

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