poetry critical

online poetry workshop

Current Stats
  • poems: 46,169 (8,698 active)
  • comments: 308,607
  • ratings: 112,577
  • average rating: 7.5
  • forum posts: 247,565
  • users: 10,034 (136 active)
  • current users: 2


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:

Over You

I want to be able to see through your smile
So that I can recognize the pain
I want to see past your eyes
so they can no longer lie to me
and tell me I'm in love with you.
You were so untouchable
Sheilded by your ignorance
Your front
Your attempt at what you thought was better
And your weaponry
You knew me all to well
You knew how to get to me
What to do
When to do it
The armor was feirce
But the meathod, feircer
More painful
Cutting deeper
With every attempt of coming closer

(comment on this poem)