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:


Wouldn't it be nice
to write a shocker?
Grow into a beast.
Let her rip!
Gulp down
a couple glasses of
Raw Motherfuckers!
Chase it all with a shot of
ripped spinal chords!
Vomit all that
ugly slime
into a person of
the opposite sex
who eats his or her own
scoop it up
add a dash of self-mutilation
maybe add half a cup of
of warm bestiality
and blend it good!
Then gulp that.
That may give
the attention
I crave.

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