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?

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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

andrey is an astronomer
rosemary

standing hands higher
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than me, with smashing
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pumpkins curlyhair
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and a cherub face,
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big glasses and
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a slitted cheshire grin.
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i knew he'd had his head
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up in the stratosphere, but
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this is the first time i've heard
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it's all the way up there
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with the stars; tiny zaps
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of light nestling in his neurons.
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