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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

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

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


Description:Since it is a new year let's write about either the beginning of the new year or the end of the old. Must be in quatrains but doesn't have any other restriction other than length. Please keep poem under 9 quatrains

Sponsor(s):scribbler and Geezer

Objectives:Welcoming in the new year or ushering out the old

Subject matter:New year or year just passed

How Judged:By volunteer anonymous judge


Description: Any style, any length (but please have a heart as to length as the judge likely has limited time)

Sponsor(s):Scribbler, geezer

Objectives: Giving a peek into author's life and how he/she came to be what they are today

Subject matter: Life's ups and downs

How Judged:

Prose as poetry: the prose-poem

Description: To review the history and philosophy of "prose-poems" related to poetry. After sharing examples of critical opinions and literary criticism, we will share our favorites. In the last part of the workshop we will write a poem and a prose poem with the same basic content to see the value of each.

Moderator(s): Eumolpus

Wed, 12/04/2019 to Sat, 11/21/2020

November contest

Description:Fairly simple: write a sonnet, any type, any subject

Sponsor(s):scribbler, geezer

Objectives:Just to have some fun writing a sonnet

Subject matter:Any subject

How Judged:


Description:The October contest is four quatrains of rhyme
featuring what October means to you. It can be about
Halloween or Autumn weather. For those who are having
Spring or Summer weather or don't celebrate Halloween
you might make it about ghosts or monsters. Good

Sponsor(s):scribbler and geezer

Objectives:just to have some fun writing about the month of falling leaves

Subject matter: What October means to you

How Judged:By anonymous volunteer

Immersing the Reader Via Imagery Part 2

Description:Exploring the effective use of imagery to draw the reader into the poem

Leader: scribbler
Moderator(s): Mark

Objectives:Learning how to "show" instead of "tell"

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter:Imagery in immersion

Sun, 09/22/2019 to Thu, 10/31/2019

Immersing the reader via imagery (Let's get started)

Description:We are going to explore the effective use of imagery to draw the reader into the poem.We will use both discussion and exercises to do this.

Leader: scribbler
Moderator(s): Mark

Objectives:Learning how to use imagery to "show" instead of "tell".

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter:We will use both member and classic poetry in the shop in order to explore an important use of imagery.

Mon, 09/16/2019 to Thu, 10/31/2019


Description:The Amazon basin is on fire so lets write about climate change

Sponsor(s):scribbler and Geezer

Objectives:The display our thoughts on climate change.

Subject matter: Anything on climate change. Any length, any style

How Judged:by anonymous monthly judge


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