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New Member Poetry Contest

Description: We Welcome you to neopoet.com and congratulate you on a new beginning. Write a poem using the prompt a fresh start

Sponsor(s):Newsletter Department
Judge(s): Anonymous

Objectives: For new members to have the opportunity to show their skills
Submit your poem to https://www.neopoet.com/node/add/poem

Subject matter: Fresh Start

How Judged:

Can Your Poetry Make Us Laugh

Description: Come Make us laugh with any comedy poem
Judge(s): Anonymous
Objectives: Poems that range from 12 to 32 lines. Written in any style
Subject matter: Comedy

Titles

Description:We will be exploring the power of titles in getting a poem read as well as their use in making a poem understood. This will be accomplished by continuous discussions as well as exercises

Leader: scribbler (Stan)
Moderator(s): undetermined

Objectives:Titles are often an afterthought. This shop will hopefully lead folks to giving titles more thought

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter:Titles, their effects and uses

Date: 
Tue, 05/26/2020 to Tue, 06/30/2020

May 2020 Contest

Description:
Earth Day is an important part of the year. Write a poem that relates to the earth or the climate

Judge(s):anonymous

Objectives: Between 25-30 lines, anything over 32 will be eliminated.

Subject matter: Earth, Climate or any subject related to environment

YOUR BEST

Description: This contest is for poems already written

Sponsor(s):scribbler and geezer
Judge(s):anonymous

Objectives: Showcase what you think your best poem is

Subject matter: Any subject but please limit the length to about 24 lines

How Judged:

Ekphrastic Poetry

Description:
This course is about the way in which poets can approach an existing piece of visual art and through poetry bring something new to it that adds value to the readers experience of both the artwork and the poem.   This process is today called ekphrastic writing, although the original meaning refers to a detailed description in literature of a work of visual art.

Date: 
Tue, 03/10/2020 to Tue, 03/31/2020

MARCH CONTEST (favorite book)

Description:The contest this month offers you the golden opportunity to showcase a wonderful thing- your favorite book

Sponsor(s):scribbler and geezer
Judge(s):anonymous

Objectives:To drool over your favorite book. Work should be up to (or not much over) 36 lines. Any form

Subject matter:Your favorite book to date, any kind of book.Please post book title at the end of poem

How Judged:

FEBRUARY CONTEST

Description:This month's contest will be about an EARLY Spring, not just Spring, but an early Spring. It should be thirty lines or less, (one or two more will be allowed). Any form, it must be about anticipated, wished for or actual. From any viewpoint; yours, children, animals, ect. Prewritten poems are allowed but must conform too parameters.

Sponsor(s):scribbler, Geezer
Judge(s):anonymous

Objectives: To have some fun writing about longing for Spring

Subject matter:

How Judged:

Rhythm and Meter in Poetry

Description: To explore rhythm and meter in Free Verse and Classical Forms and to explore and write poetry that fulfils the criteria of the discussion topics.
Leader: samary
Moderator: weirdelf

Date: 
Mon, 02/10/2020 to Tue, 03/31/2020

Critique For New And Old

Description: An introduction to critique for new members and a reminder to long time members that critique is what Neopoet is all about, join in!

Leader: weirdelf
Moderator: c lynn brooks

Objectives: To help poets help each other through constructive feedback. To help redefine the meaning of 'critique' if it has negative connotations for you.

Level of expertise: Open to all

Date: 
Thu, 01/16/2020 to Sun, 02/02/2020

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