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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

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

Historical Figures.

Description: A free verse poem not to exceed 28 lines (not counting stanza breaks) about somebody who changed history

Sponsor(s): scribbler, Geezer and Pugilist

Objectives: to have fun and stretch wings

Subject matter: Historical figures

How Judged: Very important to put (June Contest) in the title and submit to the Stream




Description:Any poem about spring

Sponsor(s):Gee and scribbler

Objectives:Just to get creative juices flowing and have fun

Subject matter:Spring....either straight forward or metaphorical

How Judged:

Meter... The Workshop.

Description: A workshop concerning basic meter.

Leader: Wesley Snow
Moderator(s): Keith Logan, Jane210660
Sound Tech: weirdelf

Objectives: To aid in explaining basic meter in such a way as it may be used in continued poetry.

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter: Meter vs. Rhythm, the four most common metric structures, exercises to practice what we learn. The importance of meter as the most important poetic structure.

Sat, 04/29/2017 to Wed, 05/31/2017

Renga In Spring Greetings (Renga 16)

Workshop: Collaborative Poetry Writing (Renga)

Description: This is a meeting place for all poets on Neopoet to read, learn and write collaboratively poetry. In this workshop you will learn to write (4) four forms of Japanese poetry.
Poets would also come together and co write any poem of their choosing.

1. Haiku three lines of poetry written with 5/7/5 syllables
2. Senyru three lines of poetry written with 5/7/5 syllables
3. Tanka five lines of poetry written with 5/7/5/7/7 syllables
4. Renga a string of tanka poems from two or more poets.

Mon, 04/17/2017 to Sun, 04/30/2017

How To Help With Critique

Objectives: To practice giving constructive feedback.

Level of expertise: Open to all, especially newcomers learning to give constructive feedback.

Subject matter: This is widely regarded as one of the worst poems of all time. For this workshop simply pretend that it a Neopoet member's first poem and write a critique. Keep it reasonably short, we can't all write a thesis on everyone's poems.
We will then critique each others critiques.

Sat, 10/15/2016 to Fri, 12/15/2017


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