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Shark Pool

Workshop for 'serious' poets who are ready to start honing their craft. More critical feedback and harsh critique will be offered by each other and from the Moderators/Leaders.

Eternal Renga

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

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

Level of expertise: Open to all.

Wed, 08/22/2012 to Wed, 11/07/2012

Assonance and consonance

Description: We will examine the poetic devices of assonance and consonance

Leader: Weirdelf

Objectives: To learn to use assonance and consonance in the context of free or structured verse

Level of expertise: Shark Pool, theoretically, but anyone interested will be able to grasp the concepts, probably more easily than meter.

Subject matter: We will define the terms in discussion then each attempt to write a really good poem using elements of both assonance and consonance avoiding alliteration where possible.

Thu, 03/08/2012

More Meter


Leader: Jess (weirdelf)
Moderator(s): Beauregard, Geezer, Wesley Snow

Objectives: To get meter inside our heads and make it easy.

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter:
More Meter

In the last meter workshop we compared iambic meter with trochaic and had a quick look at anapaestic. This time we will start with a discussion on meter and each participant's experience/knowledge of it. The workshop activities will be tailored to each persons needs and development.

Wed, 01/11/2012

Critique Quickie

Each participant posts their favourite famous poem by a famous poet. Everyone will severely critique each poem, suggesting improvements and challenging premises and assumptions. The participant who posted the poem will then edit/ re-write it.
Fri, 11/11/2011

Rhyme- use, variations and forms.

Description: The use of rhyme, its forms and variations.

Leader: weirdelf
Moderator(s): themoonman

Objectives: By the end of the workshop participants will be more knowledgeable and comfortable in the use of rhyme and its consequences.

Wed, 10/12/2011

Meter for everyone!

Description: Meter for everyone

NOTE- This is not just for Shark Pool, we will deal with all levels of ability.

This workshop is about the backbone and music of poetry- meter.

It is open to all levels of poets and is guarantee to be useful for everyone.

We will examine the four most important types of meter, do some fun exercises and finally write a poem.

The objective is to help everyone develop an ear for the natural meter of language, giving the basis for making this instinctive, rather than a concious task.

Wed, 09/07/2011 to Mon, 10/17/2011

Deep analysis of poetry

Deep analysis of poetry- looking for more than the apparent words.

There is a great deal of resistance to "depth analysis" of poetry (often caused by unfortunate school experiences) however it can provide a great tool for insight in review and critique as well as honing our own skills in the writing of deep, rich, quality verse.

In this workshop each participant will submit a poem which the other participants will firstly attempt to describe/summarise as simply as possible the literal meaning. The comparisons will be revealing.

Mon, 08/01/2011 to Thu, 08/25/2011

Shark Pool (initial workshop)


Workshop for 'serious' poets who are ready to start honing their craft. More critical feedback and in depth critique will be offered by each other and from the Moderators/Leaders.

Pamela (Pamela A. Lamppa) (Co-Leader)
Chez (CCFire) (Co-Leader)
Jess (weirdelf) (Co-Leader)

WORKSHOP - Critique Skills:

Mon, 05/16/2011 to Mon, 05/30/2011

Stream Workshop

This is any open workshop for everyone and for all poetry. All poems (even those in other workshops) are included here. This workshop is for all members to help improve their poetry skills through critique from fellow members.


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