It’s been a busy couple of weeks around here, with much of my time and most of my thoughts dedicated to the quarterly digital poetry journal that I co-edit with friend and fellow poet Constance Brewer: Gyroscope Review. We are in the process of finalizing our Spring 2016 issue, which also happens to be our first anniversary issue.
Here are a few statistics about Gyroscope Review. For our spring issue, we are publishing work from 34 poets. Of those, 20 are women poets. Two of our contributing poets are from the United Kingdom, while the rest are from the United States. In our first four issues, we published 167 poems. Of those, 81 poems were by women poets, and seven poets were from outside the U.S. Our issues are all available for free as digital magazines on the Joomag site, as well as PDFs that are free for downloading. Links to each issue are on the bookshelf at our own website, gyroscopereview.com. If you read poetry on your phone or tablet, the PDF option is the one you’ll need.
I’m insanely proud of what Constance and I have accomplished with our journal. For National Poetry Month, we are going to put up some special posts with links to poetry books published within the last year as a way to share publication news and spotlight poets who have worked as hard as they can to get their work into the hands of readers. And we recently published our first review of a poetry book with our article on Scottish poet James Graham’s new book of poetry, Becoming a Tree: Poems 2007-2015. We hope to have more reviews in the future. In the meantime, if you love poetry then please come and check out Gyroscope Review. If you write poetry, our next reading period is going to open on April 1, 2016, when we will be reading for our summer issue. Guidelines are available at http://www.gyroscopereview.com/home/guidelines/.
Our spring issue will be available this Friday, April 1. Our look will change a little bit with a new cover font and an updated logo, but we will continue to offer fine contemporary poetry that turns your world around. What better way to kick off National Poetry Month?
If you want a copy of this year’s National Poetry Month poster, visit https://www.poets.org/national-poetry-month/form/poster-request-form.