poetry critical

online poetry workshop

Current Stats
  • poems: 48,930 (6,391 active)
  • comments: 313,625
  • ratings: 115,795
  • average rating: 7.6
  • forum posts: 225,049
  • users: 10,146 (92 active)
  • current users: 7


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!

Random Poem:

Dr. Hermann Rorshach is Washing My Dishes

Sight is becoming
  only the foremost line of under.standing.
little bits and pieces of imagery,  
  no longer swirling around; just
  laying there, grimey at the bottom
  like a prayer for the flies.
And do you ever think about swatting the fly
  before your palm burns
  with nothing but the countertop beneath it?
We're making the best of a bad thing, here.
  So wash a plate, baby-
  wash a plate, and come to the table.

(comment on this poem)