Poetry Group

  • January 23, 2014 · 6:45 PM
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To be critiqued, please bring copies of your poem.  Thank you.  We try to support and encourage.  All poets are welcome!

 

How does one critique a poem...?   What is the poet trying to say?  Does he or she get the message across?  If not, how can the poet say it better?  What are the good points in the piece?  What are the parts that need work?

The purpose of the Critique is to help the poet.  Please try to be constructive in your criticism.  Support.  Encourage.  We don't always pat-you-on-the-back, we try to get you to write your best work, so you can grow as a poet.   The aim of the critique is  to give the poet some ideas where the problems are in the piece, as well as which parts work well.  ////  As a guideline, it's best for the poet to remain silent until after the critique, when we open it up for comments.  We are a peer group.  Everyone has a say.  The poet always has the final say.  It is his poem!  Keep  writing!

(Please mute cell phones, or please leave the area if they ring.  Thank you.)

(Would like to highly recommend Frances Mayes' book, "The Discovery of Poetry---a field guide to Reading and Writing Poems".)

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  • Renee B.

    Who wii respect me now

    January 23, 2014

    • charles t.

      You are always welcome to come to the Workshop, Renee!

      January 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Charles great idea, option to read another (any poetry) poets work, without critique, was cool. Hope early birds, before we officially start can do this in future, if time is allotted. Thanks for two new poets, who braved the weather, adding the pleasure.

    January 24, 2014

    • Boz

      Thanks to you and Charles for being very cordial hosts.

      1 · January 25, 2014

    • charles t.

      Thanks for coming!

      January 27, 2014

  • charles t.

    cozy enjoyable evening...

    January 24, 2014

  • Renee B.

    with a smile for all of you.

    January 23, 2014

  • Renee B.

    poem in tow

    January 23, 2014

  • Renee B.

    next time I will show

    January 23, 2014

  • Renee B.

    i beg forgiveness once more and promise

    January 23, 2014

  • Renee B.

    to not venture out tonight.

    January 23, 2014

  • Renee B.

    and I chose

    January 23, 2014

  • Renee B.

    aling with my toes

    January 23, 2014

  • Renee B.

    and then my printer frize

    January 23, 2014

  • Renee B.

    both in office and in kitchen

    January 23, 2014

  • Renee B.

    when I saw the work I had to do

    January 23, 2014

  • Renee B.

    i said pass

    January 23, 2014

  • Renee B.

    alas!

    January 23, 2014

  • Renee B.

    my fellow word artists?

    January 23, 2014

  • Renee B.

    will I make this up to you

    January 23, 2014

  • Renee B.

    and how

    January 23, 2014

  • Boz

    First time, and not sure what or who to look for when I go. If someone sees this and could give me something to look out for, that would be swell.

    January 23, 2014

  • GIDDIAN

    Can't make it to this one. See you next.

    January 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Why do we get PICS in shades of black, grey and white? Reminds me of Pleasantville. - everything perfect all the time every time, "Hi Honey I'm home" -but we must do something about those colorless PICS maybe we can read Ovid, bubble gum will balloon, protrude into glorious, gloss pink orb. Yes, let us consider disruption of new colorful poetry. Splish/ splash beginning of a makeup bash. And to think "?" can be pink, red, blue, green orange, fuchsia, or rainbow streaks, lifts up dull areas. This may be the disruption of Pleasantville attending.
    If there any doubts let us toss it over to the Good Witch of the North.

    January 21, 2014

    • charles t.

      conquer your fears and you will find freedom...

      January 22, 2014

  • Renee B.

    Please forgive me my fellow poets! I miss you all, and hope to see you soon. I had a few reasons I could not attend those last few times.

    1 · January 18, 2014

    • Renee B.

      Not a chance; would never remember!

      1 · January 21, 2014

    • charles t.

      Okay,,,

      January 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry , but poetry is not my current interest. I would like to meet with screenplay writers, as I am making my first venture into the unknown. I hope no one is offended, I just can't bite off more than I could chew at this time.

    January 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      hi charles, do you know the next meetup for the mother group? thanks

      January 21, 2014

    • charles t.

      Punch in on Meetup, The Brooklyn Writers Guild or contact Sarah the main organizer---she's above, on the left. with her picture...

      January 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sadly, I just joined, and the next meetup is when I'm working. I'm really looking forward to the next one, onwards and upwards, Nadeem.

    January 21, 2014

  • charles t.

    IF ANYONE WANTS TO BRING IN A POEM THAT THEY LIKE VERY MUCH BY ANOTHER POET, WE'LL HAVE A QUICK ROUND OF READINGS BEFORE WE START THE WORKSHOP...

    January 20, 2014

  • Renee B.

    Haha. I'm looking forward to the new venue. Can't wait to hear how our great words sound in there.

    January 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    OK! Kos Kaffe Roasting House, larger/quieter, I have to check out parking. Giddian mentioned he might bring his Herbie poetry, hope so, some of us had a sneak preview, pure cannon ball bounce .... you'll love it,
    printed on his ingenious frugal parchment.
    Like · Reply · 7m ago ·

    January 19, 2014

  • charles t.

    HEY POETS, NEW LOCATION FOR THE NEW YEAR ( I THINK IT IS GOING TO BE A LITTLE MORE QUIET AT THE NEW LOCATION!). KOS KAFFE @ 251 5TH AVE. NEAR GARFIELD ST. THEY START CLOSING AT 8:45 PM SO WE WILL BE STARTING AT 6:45 PM. I HOPE THAT IS OKAY WITH THE GROUP. KEEP WRITING! HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

    January 10, 2014

    • Renee B.

      Instead of The Cocoa Bar?

      January 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      We can forgive you Renee, we really do. Follow the yellow brick road to Kos Kaffe.

      January 19, 2014

  • Barbara M.

    Hello! I would like to join your meetup group! Please tell me if anything needs to be done prior to the meeting?

    Barbara

    January 14, 2014

    • charles t.

      Just bring yourself and copies of your poem (about as many as poets who r.s.v.p.ed)

      January 15, 2014

  • charles t.

    THIS IS A POETRY WORKSHOP GROUP. PLEASE DONOT BLOG ON THIS SITE UNLESS YOU ARE A PARTICIPATING MEMBER OF THE POETRY WORKSHOP. THANK YOU. THE MANAGEMENT.

    January 11, 2014

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