Welcome to our Quatrain Project in honor of the fourth anniversary issue of Gyroscope Review, which will be released in April 2019.
The Quatrain Project is a collaborative effort in which we invite you to take part. How do you do that? Simply add a line to the ongoing poem by typing it into a comment below and make sure that your full name is shown in the comment so we know who you are.
One comment per person, please. We want to give as many people as possible a chance to participate during the month of February. On February 28, we will close the comments and see what we have. All the lines will be divided into quatrains, in the order in which they appear, because a fourth anniversary issue deserves a poem that honors things in fours, right? Editors will round out the end of the poem to complete a final quatrain if necessary.
Then what will happen with this giant collaborative poem? We will publish the final result in our fourth anniversary issue! (That’s why we need your name.)
To get things rolling, the editors of Gyroscope Review have collaborated on the first quatrain, shown below:
Your obituary in the NY Times twice mentioned rhododendrons
as if to tell the world that you too planted roots in the Appalachian rust
and found ways to bloom over and over again, made your own luck
hard as the gritty dirt encrusting ten year old boots and new laces
(now you, readers and poets, take it forward!)
UPDATE AS OF FEBRUARY 28: COMMENTS HAVE NOW BEEN CLOSED. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN OUR GIANT COLLABORATIVE POETRY EVENT! WATCH FOR THE RELEASE OF OUR APRIL 2019 ISSUE ON APRIL 1.
We are pleased to offer you the latest issue of Gyroscope Review, a collection of poetry to get you through the rest of the winter. Thirty-eight poets share their sharp, elegant snapshots of wintery landscapes, cozy spaces, important relationships, and those ordinary moments that unexpectedly shift our vision.
We offer both print and Kindle editions available through Amazon HERE.
We also, as always, offer our PDF version right here on our website, available HERE.
Come on back on Groundhog Day for an announcement! We are cooking up plans for both National Poetry Month and our Fourth Anniversary Issue.
In the meantime, submissions for our Spring 2019 (Fourth Anniversary Issue) are now open. Please read our guidelines for more information. Submissions may be sent to us through Submittable until March 15 OR until our spring issue is full.
As we move toward the longest night of the year, what better time to settle in with some poetry to go with your hot chocolate? Your glass of wine by the fire? Your mug of coffee, warmth spreading from your first swallow?
We have just the thing. And maybe you’ll want to share a copy with someone on your gift list. The year-end anthology is in the works, friends. We have compiled all four issues for the year into one giant edition. Groundhogs, Crones, & Other Poems will be available through Amazon starting this weekend for $20. That’s a big discount over buying our individual issues for the year and we hope that you find it just too enticing to pass up. Because this issue is so large, we are not offering a PDF version. It will be available in print only, ready for its place on your bookshelf or, better yet, in your hands open to your favorite poem. At the time of this writing, we don’t have the link yet, but a search for Gyroscope Review Groundhogs, Crones, & Other Poems on Amazon will bring you to the right place. In fact, here’s a link to our available selections as of right this minute:
Happy holidays, everyone. Thank you for reading.
UPDATE! UPDATE! We now have the link to purchase the special year-end anthology, Groundhogs, Crones, & Other Poems below:
This highly-anticipated issue surprised us by eliciting an intense response from poets who sent work for our consideration. We are so grateful to have opened our doors for a demographic that is too often pushed aside even as they have powerful words and visions to share. This issue offers 41 authors, some of whom are not over-50 women poets but whose poetry, which came in through our general submissions, nicely dovetails with the themed work. We hope you will not only enjoy this issue, but will find yourself moved to think about and discuss this work for a long time to come.
To purchase a print copy, click HERE.
To purchase a Kindle edition, click HERE.
To view our PDF version, click HERE.
To let us know your thoughts about this issue, contact us HERE.
Thank you to all the amazing poets who made this issue possible and thank you to all who choose to read and share this issue of Gyroscope Review.
One more thing – our submissions are open for our Winter 2019 issue. Please read our guidelines to fully understand what we look for in the poetry that is sent our way.