We are pleased as can be to offer our latest issue of Gyroscope Review for your reading pleasure. This issue offers several thoughtful reactions to the state of world affairs as well as pieces that provide respite. Poets tackled difficult topics, teased apart what is sold as fact, and gave us poetry that shows just how engaged, enraged, and enlightened literary artists can be.
The poets included in this issue are:
Michael Wayne Friedman
Lois Marie Harrod
Susan L. Leary
Lyndi Bell O’Laughlin
Marian Kaplun Shapiro
Sarah Dickenson Snyder
To read this issue online, click on the cover below below. This PDF version may also be downloaded into your iBooks app if you have one.
GYROSCOPE REVIEW ISSUE 17-3 SUMMER 2017
We hope you will consider buying a print version of our summer issue. Just think: you don’t have to charge it or plug it in, just open the pages. Linger. Enjoy. Think. Perhaps respond in some way.
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If you care to engage with others who read Gyroscope Review, visit our Facebook page and start a conversation. Find us on Twitter. We’re on Instagram, too. Poetry can be the spark. Let it burn brightly.
We know a lot of poets who love holding books in their hands, actual books with pages to turn and dog-ear and scribble notes upon. That’s something that doesn’t happen with digital poetry journals.
Given that we fund this operation ourselves, we’ve set it up so it doesn’t make us bankrupt. Website hosts and domain names and submissions systems do add up in cost, but it’s doable for a small journal like ours. Digital publishing allows the dissemination of poetry to anyone who wishes to read it, which is an amazing gift. We love to think about the fact that some kid in high school in Indiana can read us just as well as a poet-farmer in rural England or an urban dweller on New York’s Upper West Side. The variety of submissions tells us that our digital reach is doing exactly what we’d hoped: offering a place for poetry to people from multiple layers of society whether from a home computer or a shared computer at school or in a library.
But we still have a gap. There are those who do not like using digital platforms, who love the smell of paper, whose eyes feel strain when they read on a screen. And that is why we have made an account on CreateSpace and are working to get our winter edition available to purchase in print form on March 15. This is a learning exercise for us, so bear with us as we figure this out. If this works as we hope, we’ll be able to offer future editions through CreateSpace as print versions. We don’t have a price point yet and that is one of the things we have to learn.
Any money that might come in from this venture will have to go right back into the cost of running Gyroscope Review, so until such time as we make a profit (a long-shot for poetry journals, but we can dream), please know we aren’t paying ourselves. People who don’t work in this field may not know how hard it is to come up with a sustainable model that pays everyone when a journal is still trying to gain a decent audience. Our main goal is to make poetry available to all and we hope that is your goal, too, if you submit to us.
We look forward to this next chapter of Gyroscope Review. We’ll keep you posted.
P.S. Our current reading period is open until March 15! Keep ’em coming. Guidelines here.
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We are pleased to share our latest issue of Gyroscope Review, issue 15-2, for July 2015.
Our authors for this issue include American, Canadian, and British poets, writers with MFAs and without, previously published well-known writers as well as emerging writers, and old friends. And every single one of them grabbed our attention and held fast.
We can think of no better summer reading than this. Enjoy.
(Here is our PDF version for mobile phone and tablet users.)
All issues of Gyroscope Review are available here: http://www.gyroscopereview.com/home/issues/
Oh boy oh boy oh boy…..Our very first issue is ready and will be available to read tomorrow, April 1. We’re not fooling!