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:

cutting off

half asleep by the phone
eyes heavy with embarrassment
not falling
for the chance that maybe last night's call
might come tonight
angry with myself for asking
and knowing now that setting limits
to close you out
(at the end of one week,
or two?)
isn't healthy
but best
since knowing that
if you were to call after that
i'd have forgotten
that anger
was ever an option

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