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:

Not finished yet...

You would think that eighteen years
might be enough
That I could learn to imitate your laugh
and imitate your love
But no sooner have I glanced away
than I forget your face
the familiarity of your expressions
and your dialect of grace
(There's at least another stanza that will go here, but I don't have it yet, and I'm on a school computer and have no floppy...so I just needed somewhere to stash this temporarily. Here's the place. )

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