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:

Oh Henry

Thoreau said to his friend, Emerson,
Hey Ralphie boy,
I'm checkin' out.
I need a place to lay low.
Whaddaya think?
Emerson said of course:
This land is your land.
And so the picture of Thoreau:
Freshly calloused fingers
gripping the shaft of Emerson's ax,
cleaving Walden logs.
Heaving a sigh from above,
tracing his length in a breath-frosted window,
Mrs. Emerson gently corrects herself.
Musing on the exchange rate
for just one minute alone with that Henry David...

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