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:


Livid we are – livid and boiling over;
Living in a pressure-cooked era of castration.
We quit our quietude, rage undercover,
Raving gently angry, at some cruel abomination.
We join the flaccid phalanx, to come to idle blows
With some great ogre army, glaring back
Through insistent eyes; in truth, we like our foes
To soften their defenses, for our attack
Will be silent and without any forceful force;
And if we fail to sit them all into submission
Those other “active” fools can yell themselves hoarse
In an oh-so-effectively effortless attrition;
We are the foremost fighting generation –
Our front: an armchair scene of masturbation

(comment on this poem)