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:

Iron Eyes

i see the
of silent struggles caving in
under an
atomic weight,
the smokey aftermath
of steel secrets too
to digest
where the
splintered arms
of a fleshy charisma
are stretching
to cover
vulnerable skin
i see only
the undeniable
black palpitation
of some
underground soul.

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