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Year-End Anthology 2021

Just in time for the holiday season! The Gyroscope Review Year-End Anthology for 2021. All 4 issues of Gyroscope Review (Winter, Spring, Summer, Crone Power Issue) are all in one handy volume. 286 pages of poetry goodness featuring over 200 poems and poets. This issue is print only, so grab your copy today. Fine reading for those long winter nights, and a chance to send a copy to a friend or relative before Christmas. Due…

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There’s a (Better) Title Out There

Bless me oh poetry gods, for I have sinned. I gave my poem a boring, abstract title that even made me lose interest in it. How many poems have you seen with a title like ‘Love’, ‘Justice’, or ‘Morning’? Your brain is left scrambling even before you dive into the poem. It may set up expectations your poem doesn’t deliver. Worst of all is the dreaded, ‘Untitled’. Not only does it miss an opportunity to…

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Fall 2021 Crone Power Issue

The fantastic Fall 2021 Crone Power Issue of Gyroscope Review is here in all its fabulous glory! You don’t want to miss this issue, chock full of incredible poems by incredible crones. The poets included: Eleanor Altman, Lisa Ashley, Ellen Austin-Li, Carol Berg, Gabriella Brand, Mary Bruce, Wendy Carlisle, Lisa Charnock, Joanne Clarkson, Mary Crow, Mary Alice Dixon, Merrill Douglas, Suzanne Edison, D. Dina Friedman, Trina Gaynon, Karen Paul Holmes, Jude Hopkins, Melissa Huff, Dee…

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Creating Your Own Poetry Prompts

by Elya Braden, Assistant Editor While many of us have been to enough poetry workshops over the years to assemble a notebook or, in my case, several notebooks of poetry prompts, one trick I’ve especially enjoyed from one of my favorite writing teachers, Tresha Faye Haefner, creator of The Poetry Salon, is that of creating your own poetry prompts. I’ve participated in many workshops where the only prompt is a particular poem or maybe a…

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