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January contest. Poetry in 2 forms

Description: We are going to stretch our wings a bit this month by writing the same poem in both free verse and western classic. Please try to keep your poems under 24 lines each.

Sponsor(s):scribbler and Geezer

Objectives: To get folks to explore a form outside their comfort zone and have fun doing so

Subject matter:The new year. Can write as either a retrospective of the year just gone or a hope for the coming year or even a combination of both.

How Judged:

Memories of Holidays Past

Description:Submit a 20 line maximum poem about a favourite holiday memory. Must be free verse and imagery rich

Sponsor(s):scribbler and Geezer

Objectives: Have fun recalling past good times

Subject matter:Favorite holiday memory

How Judged: Anonymously be a varying panel of members according to the Contest guidelines.

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."

November contest : Naked trees

Description:A poem with an element of humor about November's naked trees

Sponsor(s):scribbler and Geezer

Objectives:Have a bit of fun with nude trees

Subject matter:Naked November trees. Write in quatrains no more than 20 lines

How Judged:

Little Red Wagon

Description:A poem of any form but not over 20 lines (If you REALLY need more it can stretch a few more)

Sponsor(s):Scribbler and Geezer

Objectives:to have fun

Subject matter:Write a poem which has a beloved red wagon at least mentioned in it. wagon does not have to be the main subject

How Judged:

As Autumn Nears

Description:Write a poem (free verse or western classic) about the approach of autumn. Try to not make it Too long.


Objectives:To have fun writing about one's surroundings

Subject matter: The coming autumn

How Judged:

Rhyme and Rhythm

Description: Poem must be at least 24 lines long, [ six quatrains ] it must have alternating lines of rhyme; it doesn't matter which two. first and third or second and fourth.

Sponsor(s): Geezer and Scribbler

Objectives: To open the poet to new vistas, expand their ideas.

Subject matter: What If ? [Pick a subject to examine in a new way.] What if this happened instead of that? Unusual subjects have the best chance of winning, but the parameters of the contest will be an important part.

How Judged:

Workshop: Modern Day Collaborative Poetry (Renga)

Description: This is a workshop where all Neopoets can collaboratively write, share, critique and sharpen poetic skill. .

Leader: Barbara Writes

Objective: The object of this workshop is to bring Neopoets together to write poetry collaboratively. Bring your creativity and imagination to the only workshop roundtable on the World Wide Web.

Level of expertise: Open to all.

Thu, 07/20/2017 to Sun, 08/12/2018

1000 words can paint a picture

Description:Write a poem about a famous painting. Use vivid imagery in order to capture both what the painting looks like and what you think the artist is trying to convey.

Sponsor(s):scribbler, geezer

Objectives:Have fun and practice imagery

Subject matter:Choose a famous painting to write about. Can be free verse or western classic but a minimum of 100 words.

How Judged: By single anonymous judge

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


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