poetry critical

online poetry workshop

Current Stats
  • poems: 45,910 (9,133 active)
  • comments: 307,741
  • ratings: 112,181
  • average rating: 7.5
  • forum posts: 247,420
  • users: 10,004 (124 active)
  • current users: 1

Welcome!

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:

of fisherman's lamps
bohemian

stranger,
 1
you sat with me under the
 2
nipa hut
 3
 
 
     (watching the stars
 4
            and hearing the cooing
 5
            of the waves)
 6
 
 
     while both our hands
 7
     did the talking
 8
    
 9
            without
 10
     realizing that darkness had already
 11
     eaten our shadows
 12
 
 
    our lips found
 13
    each other’s consolation
 14
 
 
    in a sultry night where
 15
both our sweats are
 16
the only betweens
 17
of our skins.
 18
 
 
            (soft, ecstatic)
 19
 
 
 
 
stranger,
 20
    you tried to find my face
 21
    by tracing the contours of
 22
    what is left  by shame
 23
 
 
    and we both panicked
 24
    in the strangeness
 25
    of hearing like drum rolls
 26
    beneath our chest.
 27
 
 
so you stand stranger
 28
    and finished the last stick of
 29
    your cigarette and seduced me
 30
    for a dance.
 31
 
 
    and that was when the fisherman’s lamps
 32
              
 33
 
 
            finally
 34
            revealed your face.
 35

(comment on this poem)


0.236s