Welcome to National Poetry Month!
Our very first issue of Gyroscope Review is now available on the Joomag Newstand.
You can find it here: Issue 15-1.
Need a different version? PDF 15-1 for mobile devices.
and now on to the rest of the fragments...
2. Confession time - I don't write poetry every day. And you know what? I'm okay with that. I figured out I run in spurts. I can write 8 poems over the course of a week, and spend the next four weeks polishing and refining them. That's what works for me. YMMV.
3. Not to say I don't think about poetry every day. And I tend to read a lot of poetry, especially when I'm not writing. I look at it as a reloading time. Once my brain is all stocked up, I'm back to writing. Some weeks take more stocking than others. Some weeks the poetry barrel is so empty I can see the mud at the bottom.
4. So what do I read to refill my poetry bucket? An array for me. Louise Glück, Shakespeare, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Margaret Atwood, Nick Lantz, Rainer Maria Rilke, Carolyn Kizer, Sharon Olds, Dorianne Laux, the poems on http://www.poetryfoundation.
Literary journals, poetry magazines and randomly purchased books of
poems waiting on my shelf. New poets waiting to be discovered at every
How about you? What gets your poetry motor going?