poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

Imp Puritanical
JKWeb

a breeze blew in—
 1
the smell of death in trenches,
 2
bones blackened by ashes
 3
 
 
the moon bore witness
 4
and hung by a thread,
 5
hemmed each star
 6
to the sky
 7
 
 
as morning approached,
 8
the sun bounced away
 9
and it made me wonder
 10
if it is I,
 11
 
 
who is truly evil
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