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Wanted: workshop leaders!

The core of the new Neopoet is the workshop --

We're looking for poets who will help coordinate workshops. Workshop leaders organize a structure around central topic / element, select poets who apply to join, and make sure the workshop runs smoothly. We expect each member who joins a workshop will contribute substantially -- a workshop leader should only help organize discussion, rather than providing it him or her self.

We encourage you to join us as a workshop leader. Since leaders set the syllabus, the commitment for each workshop series can be as long as you like (a month or more), or just for a single day.

We'd love for you to be a part of our inaugural group of workshop leaders:
http://new.neopoet.com/community/form/9

Welcome back Neopoet and neopoets

It has been rough. No poetry, no blogs, no chat. It has been like my house burned down while I was away. Hard to realize how much I would miss Neo.

There is no place like home. said Dorothy. Now I finally understand how she felt.

Hello family and friends, the home is being rebuilt and I for one am so happy to be here.

Welcome home

We're excited to re-launch Neopoet.com. 

Welcome back!

We're slowly inviting members back -- about ten to start (just to make sure everything works). 

We'll add another 25 tomorrow, and keep going till we hit our first 100. 

A few things to keep in mind

Please don't flood us with new submissions! Please start by posting a single piece you really want to get critiqued. We'll build up our library of poetry another time. 

This site is an alpha version. A few things are broken, while there are some bugs that haven't yet been discovered. Please help out! If you catch anything, let us know. And let us know if you have any suggestions!

How is Neopoet different? 

We're now more workshop focused. 

We've stripped away all non-core features (not entirely by choice -- we suddenly accelerated our previous plans to upgrade our site).

The old concept of the stream is gone. All poems are now be submitted into a "workshop". A workshop is a session led by a workshop leader (more on how to become a workshop leader). 

A workshop typically has a particular subject, time commitment, and structure. For example, an experienced member might lead a one month workshop on haiku, and ask each contributor to write five poems during that period. The advantage of a workshop is that you are (almost) guaranteed a certain level of feedback on your poetry. In other words, you'll get about as much as you give. 

You might notice we don't have any workshops yet. To ease the transition, we've created a general workshop called (you guessed it) the "stream". The "stream" does not have any special requirements, however we ask that you try to submit only one poem a day, and that you try to write at least one detailed critique for each critique you receive.

What's next? A whole bunch of features to help you find and get matched up with workshops. And we'll bring back the old features one by one, such as the chat room, friends lists, profile themes, and so on.

Welcome!

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