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:

Self Centered

I have a Self.
It's a silly little thing.
Slippery, a bit shimmery and
ever so often,
it     sl i ps
                   my grip.
This little Self likes a laugh,
it silently hoots and hollers, belly heaving
like waves.
Sinking into the crowd
this   Self   self-serves,
dips into the delicious dish
    always asks for seconds.

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