poetry critical

online poetry workshop

Current Stats
  • poems: 46,986 (8,368 active)
  • comments: 312,727
  • ratings: 114,315
  • average rating: 7.5
  • forum posts: 248,920
  • users: 10,219 (114 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 sound of your voice cuts me open and leaves me to bleed
that look you give me burns me alive
the smile on your face when your with her rips my heart out and pries it open.
the feeling I got when you held me sent shivers thourgh my veins
I got goosebumps everywhere when you kissed me on the cheek
breathe cool air on my neck and whisper that you love me again.
i hate you on the phone, but my anger vanishes when i see the face
i used to love with all my heart
your breatheing makes my heart race
the sound of your voice drains the blood from my face
i know if i ever see you again, just one more time, my heart will heal.
please, please....
just let me see you
just one more time.
just let me kiss you
let your heart be mine
just please don't tease me
and when you see me just turn around,
because if i see you, I'll remember the pain.

(comment on this poem)