Poetry Board vs. Poetry Workshop: What's the Difference?

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    Poetry Board vs. Poetry Workshop: What's the Difference?

    Poetry Board:

    We want the poetry board to be geared more towards those who need gentle introduction to commentary on their poems as a prelude to full critique, towards encouraging those who are just starting out and need more diplomatic guidance. This doesn’t mean that critique can’t happen, but it will not be the main function for this board.

    Please note, unlike the poetry workshop and poetry posted to WF blogs, all critique must be about the poem and not digress into general discussion.It will be for people who are serious about poetry, but who either don’t want or aren’t yet ready for a place like the workshop.

    However, anyone who posts to the Poetry Board should expect some comment or suggestions. It is not a place for members to showcase their work. We would ask members to use their WF Blog for that purpose.

    Please Note: WF Blogs are visible to the public.

    Poetry Workshop:

    Our aim is to make it much more expansive in purpose.

    In other words, we want there to be a clear distinction between how the poetry board functions and how the workshop functions. It will be up to the members to decide which function they are looking for.

    For the workshop, we want to create a space for those who seek a more open discussion and are able to receive, shall we say, a less diplomatic critique. We will also expect members to reciprocate and work with other members.

    Another difference to the workshop is that even though all critique must be about the poem, a certain amount of digression is allowed. Anything that can help improve the poem is welcome, examples of similar poems, discussion on style, links to good information. These are all allowed, as long as comments do not become a personal attack.
    Last edited by Gumby; March 25th, 2019 at 02:51 PM.
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