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:

Fusional Grooving

Oh, good morning.
Whoa! good morning!
Boner forming!
I’m getting horny.
Hey take it easy!
Baby, squeeze me.
Mid-morning release
I could be dreaming. . .
I don’t remember fully waking
Oh yes--I did, it’s quite clear now.
Baby how, oh fucking wow!
Slow down I’ll never last at all.
There – no! Faster! I was wrong!
We don’t need to make this long,
Oh shit oh shit, oh shit oh shit!
Thank you, can I go back to sleep?

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