poetry critical

online poetry workshop

Current Stats
  • poems: 47,311 (6,096 active)
  • comments: 313,736
  • ratings: 113,725
  • average rating: 7.5
  • forum posts: 252,485
  • users: 10,411 (106 active)
  • current users: 1


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:


who is the little face
in the little picture
with the big frame?
the shadowed chin
one sad eye
pony tail
and a key on her ear?

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