poetry critical

online poetry workshop

Current Stats
  • poems: 47,294 (7,488 active)
  • comments: 313,437
  • ratings: 113,920
  • average rating: 7.5
  • forum posts: 251,984
  • users: 10,368 (124 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:

In This Moment

Strands of indigo, grey, and midnight blue etch the sky.
A cool breeze mellows the earth.
And all I can hear is the sound of my beating heart.
Blades of grass lift their weary heads towards the fresh air to steal a gulp.
And some sift over easily, as I rest upon them.
This soothing sensation that is bellowing throughout my body has become very welcoming.
The clouds, almost a black now, stir amongst the gusts of wind,
Following its orders to move left, right, or back again.
Their un-rhythmic pattern is like a quilt blanketing the worlds ceiling.
This is my warmth.
This place, this ground, this era, is all I need to smile.
The wind, the grass, the air, takes me away from every painstaking stab I must endure.
In this moment, I am weightless.
In this moment, I am free.

(comment on this poem)