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Book Review: Bombing the Thinker by Darren C. Demaree

For today’s post, we asked our assistant editor Joshua A. Colwell to review Darren C. Demaree’s new poetry book, Bombing the Thinker (Backlash Press, 2018). This is Josh’s first time writing a review for our website. We hope you enjoy it.  Poet Darren C. Demaree writes from Columbus, Ohio. His works have won him numerous awards, including: 2018 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, Louise Bogan Award from Trio House Press, the Nancy New Taylor Award…

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Book Review: Daphne and her Discontents

Book Review Daphne and her Discontents by Jane Rosenberg LaForge Published by Ravenna Press 2017 Jane Rosenberg LaForge’s new book Daphne and her Discontents delves into Greek mythology to explore the trials of Daphne and her relationship to LaForge’s own life. One of the first poems in the book, Family Business, chronicles LaForge’s childhood as part of a family of Jews that sells Christmas trees during the holiday season, and their search to avoid falling into the circumstances of their…

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Book Review: The THIRD Voice by Eric Greinke

A Gyroscope Review Review: The THIRD VOICE: Notes on the Art of Poetic Collaboration by Eric Greinke Presa Press, 84 pages, $13.95 Date of Publication: November 1, 2017 If a poet has lost the joy of wordplay, I suggest that a lively collaboration may be the antidote. -Eric Greinke Did you ever sit at the feet of someone, say a grandparent or some other elder in your life, who shared stories of their long life/career/travels,…

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Notes on Enter Here: poems by Alexis Rhone Fancher

Enter Here: poems by Alexis Rhone Fancher. Published by KYSO Flash Press, Seattle, 2017. Soft cover, 112 p., $18.00. In January of 2016, Gyroscope Review published an interview with Los Angeles poet and photographer Alexis Rhone Fancher. Rhone Fancher’s unapologetic, sharp work graced the pages of our issue 16-1 and I’ve been enchanted with her ever since. When I read that her new book, Enter Here, was available, I ordered it immediately. My fascination with…

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