poetry critical

online poetry workshop

Current Stats
  • poems: 46,412 (9,632 active)
  • comments: 309,897
  • ratings: 113,095
  • average rating: 7.5
  • forum posts: 247,721
  • users: 10,063 (132 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:

"My Sweet Phantom of Delight"

There she walks with grace,
Strides of an angel without a face.
Floating like a breeze in the mountain,
Refreshes my soul with the peaceful fountain.
She dances with the stars right through her feet,
Blissful mind of the spirit I meet.
The blind sees through this only light,
My sweet phantom of delight.
In the universe the stars embrace,
Beyond this world so far to trace.
There our spirits come alive,
Sweet union on this magical hive.

(comment on this poem)