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:

a strongest suit

i speak like a man
inside aquarius-
lips pout
to voice my name
half smiling a frown,
you brush your hair aside
demure and shy
the one thing i love about
you shrug
bones beautiful protruding,
more so to even hold;
i'd redress femineity
wear this crown
love you like a man

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