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:

Something (a poem)

I want something pretty to say.
But not too pretty.
Something that will make my words
Evoke something that will transcend my actions.
Something that will make you think
That I can do a little more than just smile
And be a face; a face there to appease your fair-weather appetite.
A face; a smile; what good will they do?
When all I want is to be a face
That will conjure and coax out
the human in you.

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