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:

Shefschick's Chickens
starr

Freshly slain bodies
 1
lain across the top
 2
of the poultry counter-
 3
 
 
We pulled
 4
dead chickens’ eyelids open
 5
lifted flimsy featherless necks
 6
flicked wiggly wattles
 7
and floppy combs,
 8
 
 
made them talk like puppets
 9
maneuvered speechless beaks
 10
between thumbs and forefingers,
 11
threw our voices,
 12
 
 
fanned out wings
 13
that wouldn't fly anymore.
 14
 
 
Blood
 15
dripped
 16
down
 17
 
 
to saw-dusted
 18
floor.
 19

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