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:

shopping carts and empty aisles

Throw him into the backseat
I’m tired of your incessant bitching
“There’s blood, I’ve lost my teeth!”
‘Shut the fuck up or I’ll take you out back.
Get him out of here.’
The car zooms away
and I’m left standing in the pouring rain.
I notice the girls looking at me
as the rain soaks my shirt
and clings to my washboard abs.
‘You don’t want to know how I got these hunny.’
I say in their general direction.
Then I put on my black shades
and spike up my blonde hair.
‘Damn it’s hot out here.’

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