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:

death and hoaxes

you paint me selective yellow
and try to fool me in your swamp
you bend me
in various ferns
flushed with agitation
because my hand comes off
when you glue it to your own–
scratching your head
like a flustered pigeon
i am camouflage
you tyrant-
playing in papaya whip
such a drab color,
but it works when you stalk me
in the graveyard-
if only we had been friends,
your mire and my crypt
we could play
like civilized (a)dolts

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