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Third Anniversary Issue, National Poetry Month, and an Interview with Laura E. Hoffman

Happy National Poetry Month!

We are excited about today because not only do we kick off a month of interviews on our website in honor of National Poetry Month, but also because our third anniversary issue is now available. Our Spring 2018 issue, the largest single issue we’ve ever produced, has a special themed section of poems in response to our call for poetry on the topic of “threes”. We are crazy proud of this big fat issue. You can purchase a print copy HERE, a Kindle version HERE, or find a free PDF version HERE. Hey, there is another set of threes. We just cannot ignore that wonderful number.

All funds from the purchase of print or Kindle editions helps fund Gyroscope Review‘s website and submissions system.

We hope you love this new issue as much as we do. And we hope you show some love to the 30 poets, all of whom have been published in Gyroscope Review’s pages over the past year, featured here on our website during the month of April. We’ll showcase one poet each day. Read on.

National Poetry Month Interview Series: An Interview with Poet Laura E. Hoffman

Poet Laura E. Hoffman

How will you celebrate National Poetry Month? I think I’ll most likely try out different poetry prompts. I don’t write from prompts very frequently, but when I do the results are always unexpected and exciting.

Pen, pencil or computer first? Pen, lipstick on a mirror, computer.

Who/what are your influences? Anne Sexton, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Sylvia Plath, and Robert Frost.

What topic is the hardest for you to write about and why? Love! Everything seems so overdone and cliche.

What was the worst writing idea you ever had? I wrote a full length novel in three months and expected it to be published. I honestly had barely even edited it. It did not get published.

What authors do you love right now? Mark Twain and Marlon James!

What is the most important role of poets in 2018? To perpetuate the love of poetry.

Where do you go when you need to recharge? My woman cave! It’s like a man cave, but with more clothes.

What is your favorite end-of-the-day drink? Lately, herbal tea!

Laura E. Hoffman lives in Jacksonville, Florida. Her most recent work appears in the Winter 2018 issue of The 2River View . You can find out more about her work on Facebook,  https://www.facebook.com/laura.e.kelly1.




New Issue! Poetry Month Kickoff!


The Anniversary Issue

We are pleased to announce the publication of our second anniversary issue. You may purchase a print copy for $8.00 plus shipping from CreateSpace hereThe spring issue will also be available on Amazon (including Amazon UK) shortly. If you have Amazon Prime, you won’t have to pay shipping!

If you would like to read this in digital form, then this PDF is for you: Gyroscope Review Spring 2017 Issue 17-2.

For past issues of Gyroscope Review, please visit our Issues page.



Editor Constance Brewer has a few words to share about a new book by poet Stuart Larner, which is being offered for FREE as a Kindle edition from Amazon UK  April 1-5 only (link here). Read on:

Stuart Larner has written an intriguing book of sonnets based around cars in all their glories and imperfections. These sonnets are each accented by illustrations—some pictures, some diagrams. I particularly liked the poem Across The Gap, which was an amusing way to convey how cars start, complete with labeled diagram. Emission Control was another poem that offered one idea on the surface, but moved a deeper turn at the end. There is no part of a car left untouched by Stuart’s poetic wrench. I enjoyed seeing where each poem was going to go next. Fans of Shakespearean sonnets, mechanics, and those with a quest for some knowledge imparted along with their reading should enjoy this book.

The Car by Stuart Larner
About Stuart: Stuart Larner is a chartered psychologist. He has published international articles and poems in magazines and newspapers, as well as in scientific journals. His books include Jack Daw and the Cat and Guile and Spin. With Rosie Larner he co-wrote Hope: Stories from a Women’s Refuge. The Car is Stuart’s most recent book. Find out more at http://stuartlarner.blogspot.com/.





Last year for National Poetry Month, we had a book links party on our site in which we showcased book covers for poetry books published within the last year and links to purchase said books. We are planning to do this again for National Poetry Month 2017. If you have had a book published between May 2016 and now, please send us a 300-dpi (minimum) jpg of the cover with a link to the publisher’s listing for the book, and we will post it. At this time, we are limiting our book links party to books that are not self-published. You may email us your book’s information at gyroscopereview@gmail.com.

We will not be reviewing these books; these links are a service to our community to help spread the word about poetry.

Let’s celebrate poets!