poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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
unknown

a rat
 1
in alexandria virginia
 2
tasting human flesh
 3
for the first time
 4
 
 
a cruise ship
 5
full steam ahead
 6
for barbados
 7
 
 
a twelve year old
 8
in wayzata minnesota
 9
spreading her legs
 10
for a coked up
 11
uncle
 12
 
 
a ten month old
 13
in kalona iowa
 14
declared
 15
tumor free
 16
 
 
while a man
 17
in bellvue nebraska
 18
holds his
 19
stillborn son
 20
 
 
and the dew-drop
 21
hanging off an apple
 22
in sukagawa japan
 23
just went
 24
clear
 25

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