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:


Fear of breaking new ground
inhibits literary maturation,
plowshare edges rust, blunting.
Continuing to tread
familiar footsteps,
emblements wither.
Hybridism rejected,
some recoil in circular argument,
perhaps build a straw man
or resort to ad hominem
to avoid the spotlight
of introspection.
Persecuting their advocates
serves a duality
of purpose,
internally vindicating
stagnating personal growth
and emasculation of proponent.

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