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:

home is a stranger hanging up the phone when I say hello

one foot is always in the street when I stand on the sidewalk
I am waving goodbye with every greeting I give
home has fallen into the puddles
it dropped from the sky when my father left
I try and cup it into my hands
if I could I would pour it all over my hair
it would be like showering in my mom and dad's "good morning"

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