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Plunge Pool

This pool is for specific themes and forms and is not reliant on the skill level of the participant.

The Great, Big, All-Inclusive Critique Workshop

Description:
 
A lot of folks who don't offer critique (who aren't doing so for selfish reasons) don't offer suggestions because they don't feel qualified. They don't have the terminology, the technical skills, the poetic know-how, or the formal education overall.
 
This workshop is intended to serve the needs of readers and writers who want a foundation for suggesting revisions and giving writing advice.
 
Date: 
Mon, 06/18/2018 to Thu, 08/30/2018

Renga 18 (Rain/Raindrops)

Description: Modern Day Renga Poetry

Leader: Barbara Writes
Moderator(s): raj

Objectives: To bring Neopoets together to sharpen their poetic skill, share their poems, and critique Poetry of others. It is a place to interact and co-write Poetry together.

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter: Renga Theme: Rain/Raindrops is to be written in Japanese format. Haiku 5/7/5, senyru 5/7/5, tanka 5/7/5/7/7 and Renga (Eternal string of tanka)

Date: 
Fri, 06/01/2018 to Sat, 06/30/2018

Description: Short form appeals to a reader's imagination and goes across cultural barriers.

It disciplines the poet and requires the most precise choice of words in the same time leaving a good degree of pleasant ambiguity.

How to use a poetic toolbox – personification, extended metaphor, allusions, alliteration, repetition, rhyme, meter – in short form? Without a doubt it is a difficult question, however, it is well recognized that structure and patterns make a short poem esthetically pleasing.

Date: 
Sun, 02/11/2018 to Sun, 03/11/2018

How To Help With Critique

Objectives: To practice giving constructive feedback.

Level of expertise: Open to all, especially newcomers learning to give constructive feedback.

Subject matter: This is widely regarded as one of the worst poems of all time. For this workshop simply pretend that it a Neopoet member's first poem and write a critique. Keep it reasonably short, we can't all write a thesis on everyone's poems.
We will then critique each others critiques.

Date: 
Sat, 10/15/2016 to Fri, 12/15/2017

Description: To help participants use all features of text editing and advanced formatting for poetry. Recording sound. Anything else you would like to ask about.

Leader: weirdelf (Jess)

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter: This will be a highly proactive workshop. Each participant will let me know what you need information about and I will answer directly, refer you to one of the excellent tutorials on YouTube or arrange a time to meet in chat or via Skype to guide you through complex issues.

Date: 
Tue, 11/10/2015

Renga 12 ''Winds Of Life''

Workshop: Renga 12 “Winds Of Life”

Description: This is a meeting place for all poets on Neopoet to collaboratively write and learn Japanese poetry writing. In this workshop you will learn to write (4) four different Japanese poetry form.

1. Haiku three lines of poetry written with 5/7/5 syllables
2. Senyru three lines of poetry written with 5/7/5 syllables
3. Tanka five lines of poetry written with 5/7/5/7/7 syllables
4. Renga a string of tanka poems from two or more poets.

Leader: Barbara Writes
Moderator(s) Ian. T

Date: 
Wed, 11/26/2014 to Tue, 01/13/2015

Workshop: Renga 11 “Dedications”

Description: This is a meeting place for all poets on Neopoet to collaboratively write and learn Japanese poetry writing. In this workshop you will learn to write (4) four different Japanese poetry form.

1. Haiku three lines of poetry written with 5/7/5 syllables
2. Senyru three lines of poetry written with 5/7/5 syllables
3. Tanka five lines of poetry written with 5/7/5/7/7 syllables
4. Renga a string of tanka poems from two or more poets.

Leader: Barbara Writes
Moderator(s) Alidzain

Date: 
Mon, 10/27/2014 to Mon, 11/03/2014

Can you make a limerick serious?

Description:

The very form of the limerick makes it sound humorous.
This short workshop sets the very simple exercise of writing a limerick, true to form, with entirely non-lewd or humorous content. Content of a serious, philosophical, beauteous or emotional nature.
Far more difficult than it sounds.
It will teach us a lot about form versus content.

Date: 
Mon, 11/03/2014 to Wed, 12/03/2014

Workshop: Renga 10 "Birds of a Feather"

Workshop: Renga 10 "Birds of a Feather"

Description: This is a meeting place for all poets on Neopoet to collaboratively write and learn Japanese poetry writing. In this workshop you will learn to write (4) four different Japanese poetry form.

1. Haiku
2. Senyru
3. Tanka
4. Renga

Leader: Barbara Writes
Moderator(s)

Date: 
Sun, 08/31/2014 to Sun, 09/14/2014

Renga 9 "Hatred's Legacy"

Description: This is a meeting place for all poets on Neopoet to come and post verses of poetry to "Eternal Renga" So, come as a group or individual and post your verses anytime. This is an ongoing collaborative effort that could go on for hundreds of verses. A truly Neopoet group effort. Let's co-operate to create a truly Neopoet poem.

Leader: Barbara Writes
Moderator(s):

Objectives: To have everyone at Neopoet collaborating a Renga poem.

Level of expertise: Open to all.

Date: 
Mon, 08/04/2014 to Mon, 08/18/2014

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