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:

they met in a confession room
mrkhoo

behind locked doors
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both minister and sister
 2
share their last
 3
adulterated cheroot
 4
wrapped in profane
 5
Manila paper,
 6
 
 
and cloaked in sacred
 7
Venetian drapes
 8
they speak of forbidden love-
 9
half truths and half lies,
 10
while Sunday pew warmers
 11
gather reluctantly
 12
to receive the Truth
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that would set them free.
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