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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Random Poem:

Ted Snit's House of Ill Repute (edited)

Her smile harpooned my heart
and reeled me to the comfy chair
where once ensconced I lolled with
nostrils flared, when suddenly
a masked man loomed
above my beard
and set about me
with sweet Becky at his call,
his gangster's moll, they worked
me over, blood did sprawl
for twenty minutes, grunting sounds
I lost two teeth, was robbed
of all my pounds.
They must be mad to think
in six months time that i'll return
to scene of crime.

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