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:


blackboard at half an inch
someone else's tongue too easy
smoked chalk swirled Venn
and you yawn a purr
there are fences, you say
black and white and gray
toothpicks at one's whim
live wires too heavy
before one opens the door
laugh it off with bowed ties bowed words
bowed cocks in offshore living rooms
bowed cocks ready to be spoiled
alien words at half an inch
cosset                            (let your imagination run)
like you're poor

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