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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.

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

Bring In Autumn Renga 15

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.

Date: 
Wed, 09/14/2016

Super Quickie Critique

Description: A quick exercise in Critique

Leader: weirdelf (Jess)
Moderator(s): Volunteers please.

Objectives: To practice giving constructive feedback on bad poetry.

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter: This is widely regarded as one of the worst poems of all time. For this workshop simply pretend that it has been posted by a Neopoet member and write a critique.
We will then critique each others critiques.

The Tay Bridge Disaster
by William McGonagall

Date: 
Sun, 09/11/2016 to Tue, 09/27/2016

Description:

Write a Choka poem

http://www.britannica.com/art/choka

One stanza = 5 7 5 7 5 7 7

Judge(s):

JudyAnne

Objectives:

Expand your skill, stretch your boundaries, write outside of your comfort zone.

Subject matter: (must contain all three)

Any season
Any emotion
Any animal
No more than 10 stanza (5 7 5 7 5 7 7)

How Judged:

Adherence to the form and the rules.

Abstract words and abstract poetry

Description:

Leader: eightmenout (Scott)
Moderator(s): Rula

Objectives:
to accentuate abstract words with imagery and to write abstract poetry. We will discuss abstract words along with when and how to use them. We will critique two abstract poems, one good and one not so much. Each participant will offer a rewrite of the "not so good" poem. Then each participant will submit an original abstract poem for review by the workshop.

of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter:

Date: 
Sun, 05/01/2016 to Mon, 05/30/2016

Bring in the Spring Eternal Renga

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.

Date: 
Tue, 03/22/2016

Description:

Create an Acrostic - https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/poetic-form-acrostic

Details:

Create an Acrostic style poem adhering to the following specifications:

1) Between 15 and 35 lines
2) Between Two (2) and fifteen (15) words a line
a) Changed from five (5) to two (2) - explanation below
3) Include references to the following
- berries (any type)
- thunder
- sleet
- raven

Sponsor(s):
Jonathan Moore

February 2016 - Free Verse

Prize - $25USD Amazon gift card
 
  • Free Verse

  • No more than 10 lines

  • No more than 150 words

  • Include references to

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