poetry critical

online poetry workshop

Current Stats
  • poems: 48,836 (6,572 active)
  • comments: 309,316
  • ratings: 115,002
  • average rating: 7.5
  • forum posts: 224,678
  • users: 10,172 (86 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!

Random Poem:


Through receding hairline crevices
embittered winds whistle;
tiny holes of woman-induced fallout
where the screws came loose
as he bent down to pull up his socks.
Sticky question marks leak gray
out onto the desk
saddling a slouching suit jacket
with mountains of screaming paperwork.
Solve this...you counterfeit stowaway!
Biting off a seething curse, he reaches
for the towelling...
3 ply - the good stuff.
He wipes up thirty years of melted marriage
and signs away a profit.
Prepared to reap the drought,
squeezes a sigh of "Oh, well"
from his big, comfortable chair.
Pardon me - Her big, comfortable chair.
Reclines, smiles and masturbates...
an unshackled prisoner of war
saluting naked before him.

(comment on this poem)