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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

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




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