Origin Stories – L. Shapley Bassen

IRL by L. Shapley Bassen In Real Life, words, pauses, punctuation. Smells, perfume, memory is a scrim, a masking of movements, bowel and ballet. Autumn, age, are slow shock. Now, whether body can weather toxins? Ankle cramp? No acronyms suffice. Spell it out. Origin Stories – IRL This is a new poem, haven’t submitted anywhere […]

Origin Stories – Howard Lieberman

A Butterfly in Odessa by Howard Lieberman The medium suits her, and she sings; she sings as if absolutely alone, Surrounded by simulations of grief: desertion, denial, umbrella’d by umbrage, eyes aflame with a kindle of tears. What is that for which she really weeps: this futile place, that distant, venal State, that flat, fatiguing […]

Origin Stories – Wanda Praisner

Karakorum by Wanda S. Praisner That sunny dome! those caves of ice! S. T. Coleridge For social studies, I show my old slides of Mongolia. The five of us entering Ulan Bator’s Hotel B where flies blacken the breakfast but ignore the white yogurt. My family by the propeller plane on the sandy runway. A […]

Winter 2023 Issue

Welcome to the Winter 2023 Issue of Gyroscope Review. As always, we have a stellar lineup of poems for you by both established and emerging poets. Our list of fabulous poets includes—Alfred Fournier, Alison Stone, Alison Hurwitz, Andy Macera, Bill Griffin, C.M. Rivers, Cal Freeman, Carol Alexander, CJ Muchhala, David James, David Grubin, Devon Borkowski, […]

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