poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

little mermaid
tanamac

...and so to record
 1
the fall of this journey
 2
back to the impetus of exile
 3
 
 
emanates a chorusing echo
 4
stoops
 5
to pick from tufted dunes
 6
skeletal
 7
some strange deepsea creature
 8
its pattern makes no sense
 9
of this dry wall
 10
its curl and ribbing wings
 11
tell of other elements
 12
delicately in my hands
 13
turned to find beginnings
 14
thickened
 15
fining out toward some further flesh
 16
and now eroding
 17
back
 18
steps off into saltwind
 19
defined only by what
 20
remains
 21
 
 
dancing on knives
 22
 
 
not daring the look behind
 23
in dread of shapes
 24
tracking
 25
the immaculate sand
 26

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