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:

in praise of local garlic

aloof as singer Emmy Lou,
she sits wryly in her paper
skins, noble, nuanced and gray,
waiting for someone to take her home,
turn up the flame, open the wine,
make her center stage. she knows
it will happen, which is why she doesn't worry,
that the scallions get all the attention,
and the Vidalias are sweeter, the leeks
gone green with envy.

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