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:

fray-jen slip

awww, sweet.
is that your bellybutton?
orcan it be the only
unpaired nipply-titlet
your triplets are
trying to avoid?
[you fore there should
have your hare chucked
buy the barber floyd.]
1/3 sure looks odd,
buy the way -- eww
shoo-dent play faves
with jenetic waves
[or manic-talkin' 8balls]
owe boy! ovoid! they're
a quadruploid? orb eye
doG, eyes wear, mmm'eye
eyes, a big fool they are
for sure, for your big
poo-et-re c[h]ess[t]pool.

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