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Our Winter 2018 Issue, Calls for Submissions, and a Welcome to Our New Assistant Editor

Happy New Year! Yes, we are still saying that because 2018 is off to such a great start here at Gyroscope Review. Our Winter Issue is now available, with our first-ever hand-drawn cover created by co-editor Constance Brewer.

The poets included in this issue include Alex Apuzzo, Jerrice J. Baptiste, Lizzie Bradley, Sylvia Cavanaugh, Wanda Morrow Clevenger, Diana Cole, Jin Cordaro, Maureen Daniels, T.M. De Vos, Catherine Edmunds, Joanne Esser, Samara Golabuk, Kate Hutchinson, Samantha Jacobs, Oonah Joslin, Mike Jurkovic, Steve Klepetar, Tricia Knoll, Sandra Kohler, Lenny Lianne, Laurinda Lind, Andy Macera, Peter Arvan Manos, Diane G. Martin, Sarah Merrow, Lyndi Bell O’Laughlin, Carl “Papa” Palmer, Irena Pasvinter, Adam Prince, Rush Rankin, henry 7. reneau, jr., Joni Renee, stephanie roberts, Bruce Robinson, Jen Sage-Robison, Matthew W. Schmeer, Ronald E. Shields, Samuel Son, Paul Strohm, Ed Werstein, Bill West, and Laura Madeline Wiseman.

Print copies are available for purchase HERE.

Kindle copies are available for purchase HERE.

As always, our PDF version is available HERE.

Spread the word!

But wait – that’s not all.

We have two calls for submissions open for our Spring 2018 issue. One is our general submissions category and the other is a themed category in honor of our third anniversary issue. The theme is “threes”.  Please follow the links to our submissions system HERE for further information. Both categories will remain open until March 15.

Finally, we extend a warm welcome to our new staff member, assistant editor Joshua A. Colwell. He joins us with plenty of experience working for small publications, an interest in writing, and a keen eye to finding just the kind of poetry we love here at Gyroscope Review: modern verse with plenty of bite. Josh is taking over our Twitter feed, so now’s the time to start following us if you haven’t already. We’re really glad he’s here. You can read more about him in our masthead.

 

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Wrap This Up: The 2017 Issues

We are pleased to announce that we have assembled all of our 2017 issues of Gyroscope Review in one place.

Wrap This Up: The 2017 Issues is available now on Amazon as either a print version ($20 plus shipping; free shipping with Amazon Prime) or a Kindle version ($9.99).

We are proud of our 2017 contributing poets and hope you want to read them all again in this collection. We are pretty sure this is the best holiday gift ever.

Thank you for reading!

 

 

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Welcome to Gyroscope Review Issue 17-4

We did it again! Another issue completed and it’s beautiful.

Our cover shot this time is of St. Paul, Minnesota, bathed in hazy golden light late on a September afternoon. Editor Kathleen Cassen Mickelson lives in the Twin Cities and is delighted that co-editor Constance Brewer, who lives in Wyoming, liked the idea of using this image.

More important is what’s inside: 35 poets from a host of places who share images in words, craft reactions to the world as it is right now, remember other places and people, and ponder how life has turned out. These are strong voices and our pages are nearly bursting with their force.

Intrigued? Then find your favorite version of this issue below and read on. Share us with your family, your friends, your neighbors and co-workers.

We are here for you.

To purchase a print edition of Gyroscope Review Issue 17-4 on CreateSpace, click HERE.

To read a PDF version on any digital device, or to find our back issues, click HERE.

Gyroscope Review print editions are also available on Amazon.

 

 

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End of Summer is Not the End of Inspiration

Ah, those summer days and nights that most of us love are drawing to a close. Many of us are gearing up for a new school year either for our kids or ourselves. And those of us who are poets may be getting ready for one of the best writing times of the year as days here in the Northern Hemisphere give way to chilly air and we hunker down indoors.

We may put our gardens to bed, stash the lawn furniture and air out the tent, but our creativity has a whole new opportunity for waking. The removal of all those summer distractions allows an unfettered return to the page, both the ones we write and the ones we read.

With that in mind, Gyroscope Review has begun a new Sunday series of writing prompts called Cultivate: Writing Prompts for Poets. We all need a little nudge sometimes, and that’s exactly what these prompts are – little nudges. We will post one word, two words, occasionally a phrase across our social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) with the hashtags #GRcultivatepoetry and #promptsforpoets. And then it’s up to the poets out there to take those prompts and see what happens.

Work those ideas, brainstorm, go beyond the first thought. Dig deeply, arrange those words, rearrange them, let them simmer.

And then? Submit the ones you don’t post online. Send them to us, send them to other poetry publications, read them at slams, spread poetry to the people through the channels that don’t require a login to Facebook or Instagram. Go outside of all those social media feeds to reach people who are feeling fatigue, who are looking for art and verse that satisfies them beyond the next 30 seconds.

Now, more than ever, we need poets who get their work out there for readers, who add meat to the conversation.

We are just giving you something to whet your appetites.

 📱If you want to see the full list of our prompts on Twitter (@gyroscopereview), simply search for the hashtag #GRcultivatepoetry. You’ll also find our list of 10 things to do with our prompts.

 

photos courtesy of Pixabay.com

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