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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Random Poem:

The Branches of Death
dannyprice

they reach out
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beastly in the night
 2
tapping at the window
 3
 
 
rain keeps the static
 4
thunder rattles my bones
 5
 
 
fear becomes so suffocating
 6
i think
 7
maybe
 8
i should just open the window
 9
and let the monsters take me
 10
 
 
then
 11
the guts summon up
 12
something monstrous of their own
 13
 
 
perhaps it is courage
 14
or a delusion of bravery
 15
 
 
i open the window
 16
roar my mightiest roar
 17
and all of the ghastly things are frozen
 18
into wooden sculptures
 19

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