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!

Random Poem:

Poetry in America

In the land of the free
poetic licenses are cheap.
The subway carts run
on inkpen oil written fast
by hamsters wearing blue berets.
Words are stacked like books,
oldy moldy worm-food never read.
The halls of study glow with light
from blinking LCD's,
where nine year olds
shit out master crafts
that no one sees.
Cardboard tomes are too heavy
for their sausage fingers, stuffing
sausage in their mouths. It's best
to get a kindle. It comes with games.
You can play them
while you rest
your tired index finger.

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