About workshops

Workshops on Neopoet are groups that meet for a certain period of time to focus on a certain aspect of poetry. Each workshop participant is asked to critique all the other poems submitted into a workshop. A workshop leader helps coordinate -- they set the agenda, give participants feedback on whether their submissions and critique are at they level expected of them, and after the workshop is over, give feedback to participants. 

To join a workshop, first find one that is of interest to you. Once you have found the right workshop (and verified that it is open -- you can find this out in the description below), you can apply to join the workshop.


Join the Neopoet online poetry workshop and community to improve as a writer, meet fellow poets, and showcase your work. Sign up, submit your poetry, and get started.

Poets first poems

Program description/goal: 

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'.

Length: 
1000 days
Number of participants (limit): 
100 people
Skill level: 
Date: 
Friday, June 23, 2017 to Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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W. H. Snow

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with 'Poets first poems' workshop selected so this thread doesn't become long and unmanageable.

So edit your post, cut "Sonnet on The Man" from it, then post that as a poem on the Stream with Workshop 'Poets first poems selected.?
Will you please edit this that way?

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Without it occupying heaps of space on this thread.

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may I join this workshop? thanks in advance, Cat

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and welcome.

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I'd like to join.
This will absolutely tell about how much I and my mentor sir Wesley and everyone in Neopoet have put to improve my poetry.

❤❤❤❤❤❤

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words
........Robert Frost☺

Done,

and welcome.

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I don't have copies of any of the earliest of my poems, but I remember this one
because I used to tell this one to my children and nieces and nephews when baby-sitting them.
I used to tell them mixed-up fables and children's stories at bed-time and they loved them. Anyways, they liked the one about the bare bear. ~ Gee.
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Done,

and welcome.

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Most recent poems
>> View all poems submitted to this workshop
at top right of this page.
From Jane, Wesley and I

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Cat and Gee have shared their raw talent.

See 'Most recent poems'
>> View all poems submitted to this workshop
at top right of this page.

This applies to all workshops.

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See 'Most recent poems'
>> View all poems submitted to this workshop
at top right of this page.

cheers,
Jess
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You can add me to the list, here is my first written poem:-

Being
Nowhere does the sun feel so good
Nowhere does the wind blow so gentle
As in the heart of a peaceful man.

Ian-1957

PS:- The title was added at a later date I still have the original in an exercise book along with a few other scribbles..
Take care loves you all,
Yours Ian..

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Yours as always, Ian.T, Sparrow, and Yenti

wow, written in the year of my birth!
Perhaps it encourages my coming into being for the good sun and gentle wind. Still working on the peaceful man bit [smiles]

Please post it to the workshop so we can comment there and this thread doesn't become unweildy.

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moved

and welcome

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. can I join?

when posting or editing a poem to be seen in this workshop please remember to scroll down, click Workshop and select 'Poets first poems' before saving.

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i will like to join your workshop im a little confused about the whole concept cause im still new but i know i will be very useful in this group

what you do is post your first poem and scroll down, just above 'preview' or 'save' you will see Workshop, click on the dropdown and choose 'Poets First poems'.

Let me know if you have any difficulty.

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i have submitted my first poem...but will it be okay to re-post here?

what you do is post your first poem and scroll down, just above 'preview' or 'save' you will see Workshop, click on the dropdown and choose 'Poets First poems'.

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Jess
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thanks..

But I'd like to join, if that's okay.

you know how to post to a workshop,
looking forward to it,
not too late, this is more popular than I suspected,
and far more interesting,

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I've posted my poem.

be sure to check out Sewie's original post of "fear", Wesley's and Rhiannon's first poems.
This is proving quite fun and offering interesting insights.

cheers,
Jess
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Cheers.

Chris.

Chris Hall - Tasmania

Grossbooted draymen rolled barrels dullthudding out of Prince's stores and bumped them up on the brewery float. On the brewery float bumped dullthudding barrels rolled by grossbooted draymen out of Prince's stores.

remember to select the workshop when you post your first poem

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Thanks Jess.

Chris Hall - Tasmania

Grossbooted draymen rolled barrels dullthudding out of Prince's stores and bumped them up on the brewery float. On the brewery float bumped dullthudding barrels rolled by grossbooted draymen out of Prince's stores.

Hi again, is it okay for me to post first poem?

remember to scroll down and select workshop 'Poets first poems' when submitting.

cheers,
Jess
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check it out

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I'd like to join please

Mario Vitale

I’m in

*Collaborative Poetry Workshop*
Amqerican Version of Japanese Poetry
~American Renga~
Free Verse, Western, Modern, etc
~ Renga ~
Haiku, Senyru, Tanka, Renga
All Neopoets are welcome to join the Collaborative Poetry Writing fun.

Message me when you post your first poem so I don't miss it, please.

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Jess
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The earliest poem. I didn’t do any changes. Ok just posted it

*Collaborative Poetry Workshop*
Amqerican Version of Japanese Poetry
~American Renga~
Free Verse, Western, Modern, etc
~ Renga ~
Haiku, Senyru, Tanka, Renga
All Neopoets are welcome to join the Collaborative Poetry Writing fun.

It is a great idea.
First poems are like first memories.
It is often hard to tell which one was the first, and where is the thin border line between initial mumble and the text one calls my first poem. Lol.

IRiz

and welcome new Advocate.

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Looking forward to new role at Neopoet

IRiz

Please add me. Do I post the first poem with or without the comments by others?

Regards...
.....................

raj (sublime_ocean)

to select this workshop as you would any workshop, no need to repost it.

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Jess
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Thanks Jess

raj (sublime_ocean)

I just posted two poems, not sure which one was first.
Both are more or less rumbling trivialities with a touch of fresh images. I hope you will not be bored.
I think I have developed a little more self control now. Tell me what you think?

IRiz

I have an absolutely angst-ridden atrocity from when I was 13 I'd love to share. I lost a lot of my early stuff unfortunately, but it is the first and only time I've been published, that's something. I also have the first poem I ever posted to Neopoet kicking around, I was 16 so I'd improved a bit, thankfully.

- JRS

"and what if I write of you.
is that more love than you can handle."
nayyirah waheed

You're in, Jori, and welcome. It's great to see how far we've come, eh?
Post your first Neopoet one too if you like.

cheers,
Jess
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Hey, can I join fine sir ?

Mario Vitale

Mario and Jori and everyone, remember to post a comment on this thread when you post a poem so all the participants know about it.

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Jess
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I decided to keep them together in one post, which has just been posted! I must say, it was embarrassing having to type out the one from when I was 13, I couldn't stop laughing. I almost just posted a scan of it but, sometimes some shame is good for the soul..

Fun "workshop" :)

- JRS

"and what if I write of you.
is that more love than you can handle."
nayyirah waheed

Please can I join this workshop too?

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

cheers,
Jess
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