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One idea I had was each participant chooses one of their own poems that they are really unhappy with, just can't seem to make it work and we'll workshop the shit out of each one. We could call it either "Feeding Frenzy" or "Group Hug".

I would like to have another go at meter now that I've mellowed a bit, developed some patience and tolerance. Meter workshops used to make me nuts, it's so frustrating when what the poet is hearing in their own head is not what the reader is hearing. If we do this I would very much like to make use of SoundCloud or Vocaroo so we can all hear the same thing. Who has a microphone and sufficient tech savvy to record their poetry and upload it?

I'm not so much into rhyme, if anyone else wants to run a rhyme workshop, let's talk.

The last workshops have been on Critique, Abstract words and abstract poetry, a Quickie Critique, Three classic poetic forms, Computer tech savviness, The Minnow’s Shop (Beginner’s Workshop) and Hiding emotions in metaphors. Plus, of course, Barbara's collaborative works.

Any other suggestions? I'm ready to rock'n'roll, or at any rate parse rapidly.
cheers
Jess

Hello Weirdelf,
I am not sure of my ability to run a workshop but I am naturally a rhymer. I also enjoy an interchange of learning. That being the case I am ready to try my hand in workshoping if the precise aims and limits of said workshop can be clarified.

Keith Logan
the happy chappy
https://www.neopoet.com/community-guidelines

Maybe not a workshop but I would like to see a write on what we think of other poets surroundings eg:-
You are in Australia I have written a few pieces on Australia.
The same goes for other countries from war zones, to a mountain stream in Norway.
I would like to have a month of others worlds, and the poets from those places can critique.
It will take a little research by the writer and the class of poem can be shredded as it is required.
As to me I can't see Sydney opera house from here but can write about it I hope..
Yours as always Ian..
Just an Idea.. I just noticed the date on the original OSEG
(Oh! someone else's God)

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Give critique to help keep Neopoet great.
Unconditional love to you all.
"Learn to love yourself first"
Yours as always, Ian.T, Sparrow, and Yenti

as such I always go by her advice to her niece, write only about what you know.

Keith Logan
the happy chappy
https://www.neopoet.com/community-guidelines

I wonder what I could write about if I only wrote about the things I knew.
My imagination would then be rendered useless, what do you suggest I write about, old age, or my life, now that would bore the pants off of most poets, and I wouldn't be there to watch them lol.
Most of my work is fiction, I will leave it to others to write my biography.
Take care and keep writing,
Yours Ian..
NB:-Just had a look at a couple of your writes, and you say something like only write about what you know of, by Jane Austin or the aunty of same, and another write of yours, about 1000 years ago on some distant shore, come on this must be total fiction ??????

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Give critique to help keep Neopoet great.
Unconditional love to you all.
"Learn to love yourself first"
Yours as always, Ian.T, Sparrow, and Yenti

applied to writing of a serious kind, it would be foolish for a parochial young English lady with no first hand knowledge of the world to write a novel based in India where details of the history and traditions are a major part of the plot.

Keith Logan
the happy chappy
https://www.neopoet.com/community-guidelines

In the days of Jane Austen's writes, the domination of the males was total, not sure how Jane managed to write at all.
Incredible writing for the 1700's. As with the wife of Shelly, to be able to write and have published Frankenstein was an incredible feat, her Aunties words were probably true for the age in which they were written.
Today we can write of anything, and any subject, with the aid of modern technology.
I am always asking Poets to write of their surroundings so that we can learn of where they are, and what happens.
It will be great for you to assist in a workshop.
I will look forward to your taking part in a workshop..
Yours Ian..

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Give critique to help keep Neopoet great.
Unconditional love to you all.
"Learn to love yourself first"
Yours as always, Ian.T, Sparrow, and Yenti

by writing anonymously for at least the first couple of her six novels. By the time she was presented to the world as the author of, I think it was three novels, might have been four, the Prince Regent asked her to dedicate a book to him. Of course she complied. Other female authors published under male pseudonyms.

Keith Logan
the happy chappy
https://www.neopoet.com/community-guidelines

put together some ideas for a syllabus, private message them to me, and I would be delighted to run a workshop with you.
Thank you so much for your support.
Ten years ago I believed that the idea of a democratically run poetry workshop site was a lovely but deluded dream.
Here we are, ten years later and it works, Andrew and Paul are effective visionaries.
thanks again.

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

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I feel I have given much to this community but in recent days my integrity has been called into question and in the most condemning of ways.Although I always considered myself above such things I'm afraid it hurt much more than I could have imagined but as is my way, I have never tried to put forward a defense, let people think what they will, would protestations change anyone's mind?.

Keith Logan
the happy chappy
https://www.neopoet.com/community-guidelines

I have received your suggestions and will get to you soon,

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

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Make that plural and harsh. I normally have a thick skin but anyone can be got at with what feels like multiple attacks.

Keith Logan
the happy chappy
https://www.neopoet.com/community-guidelines

but there has never been a question in my mind. I have never wanted to be anything but a rhymer and possibly feel free to share in an interchange of encouragement.

Keith Logan
the happy chappy
https://www.neopoet.com/community-guidelines

and will take Keith's offer of support.
Neopoet is a democratic poets site, run by members.
If more offered to give we would be even better.
Most poets tend to be selfish egocentric pricks.

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

to believe that an individual or group of people have shown themselves to be a dead loss but that does not preclude offering them a chance to prove themselves better than your first observation.

Keith Logan
the happy chappy
https://www.neopoet.com/community-guidelines

poets are egocentric, we
all want to be heard and
think we should be, it's
part of the entree.

I can only speak for me, I do
what I can.
Any help would be appreciated.

Richard

most have moved on and some come
back periodically, so they're not really
gone, just in-active.
We are always looking for ideas, we need
a good ol shot in the arm.

That could be a running blog so
everyone can read and respond
no matter what time of day they
see it.

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cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

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cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

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cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

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cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

I'm afraid I cannot see the point of more and more individual hosted sites even though I admit that I don't think I could ever manage one. A democratically run site is in my opinion, one that has at least a chance of succeeding. On the other hand I am heartened by your saying you will pop back now and again. I look forward to those visits. Oh, by the way, having voiced my doubts, I wish your husband the best of luck with his efforts.

Keith Logan
the happy chappy
https://www.neopoet.com/community-guidelines

and thanks for the heads up, Keith, I wondered where the vitriol was coming from. It seems we both got caught up in that tag team of bile.

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

might have just that effect. Individuals need not feel that they are having to lead in a discussion.

Keith Logan
the happy chappy
https://www.neopoet.com/community-guidelines

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