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:

The Most Despaired Emily
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I never met Emily
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but through the door
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she described herself to me.
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Her despair well noted,
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though, in her voice
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and my voice
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I could have made her smile -
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for one day a doctor asked me how I reacted to the loss of my parents.
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to I responded as if I were someone in which sadness settled.
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I am all
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the most happy water
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in which to cleanse
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the most despaired Emily  -
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