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?

Development updates from Twitter:

Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

right now

a rat
in alexandria virginia
tasting human flesh
for the first time
a cruise ship
full steam ahead
for barbados
a twelve year old
in wayzata minnesota
spreading her legs
for a coked up
a ten month old
in kalona iowa
tumor free
while a man
in bellvue nebraska
holds his
stillborn son
and the dew-drop
hanging off an apple
in sukagawa japan
just went

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