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:

As Ashbery did it

fingering premises to their
conclusion. A philosopher of paper
bags, in the same way a flower
becomes a fruit. Like gravel on acid
your multivocality stumbles into
view the longer I stare. And
whether or not the salt lay there
does not matter, for he saw
the singing persimmons long
before they reached their
blossom. Indeed, never
too much will be lost in
this self-sacrifice for a form
of truth, or stationary thought,
yet concrete in it's endeavor to
always be singing through space
or time in such a way that progress
will always be pregnant with

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