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Are You Ready For National Poetry Month?

It’s the 25th Anniversary of National Poetry Month, and Gyroscope Review is ready to celebrate! What’s New For the month of April, we will be featuring 30 past Gyroscope Review Poets and promoting their work. Promopalooza! Look for upcoming and recent books, links to purchase, audio files where you can hear a poet read a favorite poem, and answers to questions including “What was your publication journey like?” Drop by every day in April to…

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EROTIC by Alexis Rhone Fancher – Book Review

Book Review by Elya Braden, Assistant Editor A student undergoing a word-association test was asked why a snowstorm put him in mind of sex. He replied frankly: “because everything does.” Honor Tracy Welcome to the world of EROTIC, where flowers, rain, mudguards on a 16-wheeler, a dog leash, a crystal chandelier, a yucca tree and even a Swiss Army knife all seethe with sex. From the opening poem, Handy, Alexis Rhone Fancher introduces a poetic…

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Speaking of Place – Ten Prompts

The Spring 2021 Call for Submissions is looking for poems about place, and speaking of place, here are ten prompts to jump-start some creativity. Flip through your phone or a book to get more ideas. Write about somewhere you’ve been, or somewhere you’ve always wanted to go. What would it be like? Is your dream destination a beach? The mountains? Somewhere in a busy city? A cabin in the woods with no people around? That’s…

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All You Need — Love Poems

Ah, love poems. February 14th is coming up fast. Perhaps you want to write a love poem to your significant other. Or maybe you need a love poem to yourself. Nothing wrong with that. A love poem to the furry presence in your life? No problem. Read it to your cat or dog and let them know how much they mean to you. There are no limits on love poetry. Well, one limit. Please don’t…

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