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Splash Pool

Workshop for beginners. Here new poets and those just beginning to learn poetry can interact with each other and receive light feedback and ideas from each other and from the Moderators/Leaders. Main purpose of workshop is to help the attendees improve their own poetry and helping them with offering critique.



Sun, 01/06/2019

Implied Imagery SHOP Here we go !

Description:An exploration of phrases and words that convey more meaning than their dictionary definition

Leader: scribbler
Moderator(s): weirdelf

Objectives:To get folks thinking about how the use of certain words and phrases can expand the message conveyed by poetry

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter:Implied imagery and it uses

Fri, 11/16/2018 to Sun, 01/13/2019

The Great, Big, All-Inclusive Critique Workshop

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.
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)

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

Basic and Essential Meter

Description: The essentials of meter in four simple exercises.

Leader: weirdelf
Moderator(s):  I would love help from anyone who knows how to parse meter. Any volunteers?

Thu, 04/12/2018 to Tue, 06/12/2018


Description: Help in finishing some poems which are well begun. Each participant will post one unfinished poem. Two other participants will be assigned to complete the poem. All will be accompanied by discussion.

Leader: scribbler
Moderarors(s): sparrow, weirdelf

Objectives: To show authors some ways in which their unfinished poem might be completed.....and hopefully have fun doing so.

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter: Unfinished works

Wed, 03/28/2018 to Thu, 05/10/2018

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.

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

Poets of West Africa in English

This workshop is now solely about the works of Wole Soyinka and discussion of them.
Phases 2,3 and 4:
2- Other popular poets past and present in the region.
3- Discussion of trends, influence of politics, accent and grammar issues, and publishing possibilities in the region.
4- Neopoet members from the region offering poems about WA, their specific country, and culture.

Will be run as separate workshops starting early in the near year."

Poets first poems

Description: Post your first ever or earliest poem

Leader: Jess (weirdelf)
Moderator(s): Wesley

Objectives: Just for curiosity, to see where we've come from.

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter: Most of these poems will be polished or not actively editing. This is not really a workshop but more 'I'll show you mine if you show me yours' of our earliest works.

Most important:- Remember when posting your first poem to scroll down to 'Workshop' dropdown and select 'Poets first poems'.

Fri, 06/23/2017 to Tue, 06/23/2020

IMAGERY IN POETRY( ready to start?)

Description: A participant driven shop dealing with most aspects of imagery in poetry

Leader: Stan Holliday (scribbler)
Moderator(s): Wesley Snow

Objectives: To get poets more comfortable with using imagery to improve on poetry

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter: We will practice using differing imagery starting with a single line then building up to entire poems. There will be a discussion to begin with and toward the end examine known poetry with imagery remove to show how great the difference can be

Sat, 06/24/2017 to Mon, 07/24/2017


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