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:

Inner Voice

I realize now how my voice is,
its own pitch and roll vibration of the tongue,
a simpler thing.
rat a tat tat
sounds living and waving,
like lalalalooooowow and fade out
but live in our own voices now,
its own pitch and shining tenor tune.
sing it girl, dance!
attack with that rolllling R,
rrrrr, a vixen--
what's this jazz club,
and we hear the snapping
become acquainted with high C's
and crazy riffs and rides along the way,

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