poetry critical

online poetry workshop

Current Stats
  • poems: 47,295 (7,893 active)
  • comments: 313,505
  • ratings: 113,922
  • average rating: 7.5
  • forum posts: 252,046
  • users: 10,373 (112 active)
  • current users: 0


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?

Development updates from Twitter:

Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

The Intensity of MARS on a Blind Musician

Michael Johnson
Crazy, I know.
What made me stop and think,
When he wouldn't let me leave without a hello?
At least three days it's been.
And now story ideas flush through my brain:
What would be?
What could be?
If two seperatly engaged people
Came together to commmit a sin
Brought about in a high school fantasy.
What if a new history were written,
Bringing them closer together
Than just a memory,
Or a seating partner of past.
If all the negatives that tore them apart
Were all the positives meant to bring them together.
Fear and Hope and Prior Commitments.
But what if this were the chance
my younger self was too afraid to take.

(comment on this poem)