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Potlatch Poetry
New event announced 2 days ago. Come one, come all, Join us and have a ball. We're not a fancy group-- we write A to Z soup! Please participate so we can celebrate your awesome style whether with a smile or by shedding a tear- remember have no fear. ~~~NEWS~~~ 1. topic changes weekly--at times one will be assigned 2. poetry only--style will be announced with notes/info 3. picture choice or not author's choice 4. promotion or not author's choice 5. may write each week, skip one or more weeks, then return 6. do not use the 'reserve spot' if you are entering your work in a contest. Reserve your spot FIRST in the selected contest. 7. please sign in on the page under 'discussions' tab when you have completed your poem 8. please be selective about copying everything in your author notes--some is FYI--and no one reads it anyway once posted 9. pm me if you have ideas, questions, or need help 10. have fun! Club Organizer is Jannypan (Jan) .

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Animal Crackers
New event announced 3 days ago. Share your stories and poems about your pets or other animals. No challenges. No deadlines. Simply a place for animals lovers to share their experiences. This is not just for pets, but any animal. Organized by damommy. Club Organizer is damommy.

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Flash Fiction and Short Shorts
Last event announced October 11, 2021. Some people don't have a very high opinion of flash fiction, even though some very famous writers have dabbled in this genre. So why don't we prove them wrong? Club Organizer is robyn corum.

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Picture this
Last event announced October 11, 2021. Hello Fellow Poets, Marilyn (beaspeas) has been and is still busy, busy, busy. I am the sponsor of Picture This now. Let's all thank Marilyn for the AWESOME job she did leading this club. THANK YOU, MARILYN! The schedule (day of the week promt is shared) will change a bit, so don't be surprised when a new prompt is given soon. Also, remember your work may entered in a contest BUT YOU MUST ENTER IT IN THE CONTEST FIRST SINCE YOU CANNOT SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY TO PICTURE THIS AND ENTER A CONTEST. If anyone has any suggestions or ideas, please send me a pm on FS. Respectfully, Jan Club Organizer is Jannypan (Jan) .

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JAPANESE POETRY CLUB
Last event announced October 9, 2021. Join us if you want to learn how to write Japanese Poetry or share what you know. We have a new challenge every Saturday. We will learn to write Tanka, Senryu, Sedoka, Katauta, Haibun, etc. ****** If you have ANY questions, please send a message to me, Gypsy Blue Rose. Club Organizer is Gypsy Blue Rose.

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HAIKU CLUB
Last event announced October 9, 2021. Join us if you want to learn how to write haiku, share what you know, or just for fun. Topic challenges will be: Haiku form, Haiku seasons (kigo), Haiku juxtaposition line (satori), Haiku focus on five senses, classic haiku vs contemporary haiku, etc.. We will have a new challenge every week. Please, contact Gypsy Blue Rose if you need information about the club or help with your challenge. Club Organizer is Gypsy Blue Rose.

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The Fabulous Free Versers Club
Last event announced September 27, 2021. Our purpose is to learn TRUE free verse poetry NOT just "words on a page". Free verse puts the writer in charge while still incorporating poetic devices. This is a chance to write poetry NO ONE ever dreamed of. ~~~~~~~ You may wish to add this, or part of it, to your notes when you write a free verse for this club. Hopefully by doing so, reviewers will better understand the techniques used in the construction of free verse. ~~~~~~~ NOTES Free Verse *Definition of Free Verse Free verse is a literary device that can be defined as poetry that is free from limitations of regular meter or rhythm, and does not rhyme with fixed forms. Such poems are without rhythm and rhyme schemes, do not follow regular rhyme scheme rules, yet still provide artistic expression. In this way, the poet can give his own shape to a poem however he or she desires. However, it still allows poets to use alliteration, rhyme, cadences, and rhythms to get the effects that they consider are suitable for the piece. [The key here is that free verse doesn't have a set format in line length--syllable count; may incorporate scattered rhymes (no set pattern, though); and may have some lines that are metered--but not presented in a set pattern. Other techniques are used, such as, but not limited to, alliteration, cross rhyme, onomatopeia (sound words), personification, etc.] Features of Free Verse *Free verse poems have no regular meter or rhythm. They do not follow a proper rhyme scheme; these poems do not have any set rules. This type of poem is based on normal pauses and natural rhythmical phrases, as compared to the artificial constraints of normal poetry. *Example of Free Verse A Noiseless Patient Spider (By Walt Whitman) “A noiseless patient spider, I mark’d where on a little promontory it stood isolated, Mark’d how to explore the vacant vast surrounding, It launch’d forth filament, filament, filament, out of itself, Ever unreeling them, ever tirelessly speeding them. And you O my soul where you stand, Surrounded, detached, in measureless oceans of space… Till the bridge you will need be form’d, till the ductile anchor hold, Till the gossamer thread you fling catch somewhere, O my soul.” If you are looking for free verse examples, then Walt Whitman is your guy. He is known as the father of free verse English poetry. In this poem, only a simple metaphor is used to mesmerize readers without employing regular rhyme scheme or rhythm. We can see normal pauses in the poem unlike the typical limitations of metrical feet. Club Organizer is damommy.

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God in Your Life
Last event announced September 22, 2021. Please join if you enjoy talking or writing about the Lord, our God. We can write about what God has done for us, what meditation you use to lift your spirit, how God has touched you by using another person. Many different ways to write about God in your life. Open for suggestions for topics to use. Club Organizer is Teri7.

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Horror Writers
Last event announced August 12, 2021. Do ghosts, goblins, ghouls, and other things that go "bump" in the night haunt your stories? Or do you enjoy a good nightmare after a scary poem, story, or book? Then this is the right place for you to possess and grow into an unstoppable monster of horror writing. Club Organizer is NABattaglia.

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Poetry Scholarships
Last event announced July 16, 2021. Click on the above title to see the NEW EVENT. Registering with the club does not commit you to anything at this stage, but you must have registered with the club in order to be eligible for any future scholarship award. Once registered with the club, you will be contacted via pm that will give further details. Simply click to join us! Club Organizer is Pantygynt.




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