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Obituary

With deepest grief and sorrow we need to inform you of the death of Steven Howard Schamehorn (Shannon Eagle), on 24th June, 2017. Steven wrote under the pen-names by which he is perhaps best known to his readers ‘Esker’, ‘Orgami’ and ‘Wolf’.

Steven was a founding member of Neopoet, over ten years ago and a member of the first Neopoet AEC. His work was astoundingly prolific and profoundly brilliant. His contributions to the world of poetry will be an ongoing legacy.

In the world of Neopoet his gifts were not his poetry alone but the thoughtful, sensitive and meaningful feedback he gave to his brother and sister poets.

We can all share the pain and loss of his passing, the gratitude for his gifts to us as a man and poet and a celebration of his life and works.
https://www.neopoet.com/esker

His official obituary-
http://www.mcguintyfuneralhome.com/notices/Steven-Schamehorn

Active Workshops-
    Splash Pool: Poets of West Africa in English https://www.neopoet.com/workshop/poets-west-africa-english
   Wading Pool: Collaborative Poetry for Beginners https://www.neopoet.com/workshop/collaborative-poetry-beginners
   Splash Pool: Poets first poems https://www.neopoet.com/workshop/poets-first-poems
    (submissions)
    Olympic Pool: Storytelling in Verse (sempiternal)
    (submissions)
    Plunge Pool: Stream

Contests:
    Memories of Holidays Past
    November contest : Naked trees
    Little Red Wagon

The "find a workshop" tool provides a more comprehensive list of workshops

The "find a contest" tool provides a more comprehensive list of contests
 

Poets of West Africa in English

Mark 'Eumolpus' new workshop is starting now. I'm excited, this is right outside the box for the way workshops have been run before. You'll find it at-
https://www.neopoet.com/workshop/poets-west-africa-english

The workshop will run for 8 weeks.
2 weeks on Wole Soyinka, the most revered poet in the region.
2 weeks on other popular poets past and present in the region.
2 weeks in discussion of trends, influence of politics, accent and grammar issues, and publishing possibilities.
2 weeks with participants from the region offering poems about West africa, their specific country, and culture.

Poets of West Africa in English

This page is just the site news notification. The workshop is at
https://www.neopoet.com/workshop/poets-west-africa-english

Leader: Eumolpus
Moderator(s): Choiri, Drey Hommies

Objectives: Workshop study group: 2 weeks on Wole Soyinka, the most revered poet in the region.

Spend 2 weeks on other popular poets past and present in the region.

Spend 2 weeks in discussion of trends, influence of politics, accent and grammar issues, and publishing possibilities.

Spend last two weeks with participants from the region offering poems about West africa, their specific country, and culture.

June Contest 2017

Historical Figures
Sponsors: scribbler and Geezer
Status: Open to new participants
Start/end date: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 to Thursday, July 27, 2017
Description: A free verse poem not to exceed 28 lines (not counting stanza breaks) about somebody who changed history

Judge(s): anonymous
Objectives: to have fun and stretch wings
Subject matter:Historical figures

https://www.neopoet.com/contest/historical-figures

REMEMBER TO MEET AND GREET OUR NEW AC:
Paul, AC Chair
jane210660
Keith Logan
at https://www.neopoet.com/community/news/election-results-8

June Contest 2017

Historical Figures
Submitted by scribbler
Status: Open to new participants
Start/end date: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 to Thursday, July 27, 2017
Description: A free verse poem not to exceed 28 lines (not counting stanza breaks) about somebody who changed history
Sponsor(s): scribbler and Geezer
Judge(s): anonymous
Objectives: to have fun and stretch wings
Subject matter:Historical figures

REMEMBER TO MEET AND GREET OUR NEW AC:
Paul, AC Chair
jane210660
Keith Logan
at https://www.neopoet.com/community/news/election-results-8

 

June Contest 2017

Historical Figures
Submitted by scribbler on Tue, 2017-06-06 14:37
Status: Open to new participants
Start/end date: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 to Thursday, July 27, 2017
Description: A free verse poem not to exceed 28 lines (not counting stanza breaks) about somebody who changed history

Sponsor(s): scribbler and Geezer
Judge(s): anonymous

Objectives: to have fun and stretch wings

Subject matter:Historical figures

Election Results

We would like to cordially welcome the new members of the 23rd Administrative Council:

Paul, AC Chair

And, in alphabetical order:

jane210660
Keith Logan

Please join us in congratulating the new AC and wishing them the best for the upcoming term.

Our election recently began with the following individuals on the ballot:

Eumolpus
Keith Logan
jane210660
Rhiannon1010
lonlyhrtsclub13
Paul

The election will concludes on Wednesday, May 24th.

You may view the voting guide here: https://www.neopoet.com/community/vote/guide

Ballot: https://www.neopoet.com/community/form/3042

AC Election: Announcement (May 2017)

Updated - see below for link to the ballot 
 
Our election will begin in the evening on Friday, May 5, with the following individuals on the ballot:
 
Eumolpus
Keith Logan
jane210660
Rhiannon1010
lonlyhrtsclub13
Paul
 
The election will continue until Wednesday, May 24th.
 
You may view the voting guide (and candidates may update their responses) here: https://www.neopoet.com/community/vote/guide
 

Open Nomination Period

The open nomination period for the next Administrative Council is underway:

Nominate yourself or any other member for the AC at: https://www.neopoet.com/community/vote/nominate

Nominations are accepted until midnight, April 21st.

We expect the election will follow approximately two weeks after the close of the nomination period.

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