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:


Seasons first snowfall,
clamor like winters past,
traffic jams;
horns blaring;
snow blowers revving
and shovels scraping.
Muttered curses muffled
by city noises;
harsh neon lights.
Deep in the woods,
a sparkling white carpet;
sunlight streaming;
painted tree branches
silhouetted against
crystalline skies.
Within a clearing,
spring born fox
nose buried playfully
in just discovered snow.
Excuse the silence.

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