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:

Bordello Boy

Young whore
purple shameful
emotive cleft, bereft
Carnal spell caster
rapturous clown
web-weaver, actor
illusionist, cold
Cheap thrill, chuckle
chilly liar, lazy
furious friendly
predator, CEO
crimson child.
Prey pitiful poppets, pay
deceitful, contrite
plight, havoc, eyes
bright handsome hazel
hung over.
Liquor, love, lick
pill electric, wet
kisses, orifices, stream
of cum yet
Bordello boy risky
symposium smut sex
lean, long, raunchy
dark sunder
numb heart, purloin plunder.

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