What is it?
Who are you?
When do you publish?
Where can I find a Gumball Poetry Machine?
Why do you do all this?
How can I be a part of it?
Gumball Poetry is a non-profit literary magazine that publishes the best poetry it can get a hold of. But we publish it differently - into gumball machines (capsules) and onto the Web. We also publish everything else we can get our hands on: line art, sculptures (Wildcaps) and new media (flash, .gif animations, etc.).
see his site here
Psychic Book Divination
Madame Lola & pietro, the robotic dog
The most beautiful people in the world: Stuffing Volunteers! -- (live in Portland and want to help stuff caps? email us)
And many others...thank you.
We generally publish two to three issues per year. We no longer keep a strict publishing schedule.
Where can I find a machine full of delicious gum-chewing bubble-bursting poems?
Here's a list.
Here are some pictures of Gumball Poetry Machines in the wild.
If you want a machine in your location, click Here.
We are adding machines, so keep checking back.
Good question. As TV tightens its stranglehold on the world, and attention spans continue to wane, we found it difficult to find poetry. It was buried in the depths of bookstores - if there at all. Nearly all major publishing houses have stopped publishing poetry, leaving poetry publishing to the excellent, but limited, university presses. Newspapers and magazines rarely review poetry. Well respected friends didn't seem to read it and thus it was never passed on. What happened to poetry? In essence, poetry that we enjoyed was getting very hard to find.
Rather than believing it just simply wasn't being written, or worse, that poetry was no longer welcome in the American cultural landscape, we decided to create a new venue for it. One that was accessible, cheap, personal, and so on. Gumball Poetry is Born.
...can I be a part of it?
Submit your work - here are the guidelines.
Get your very own Gumball Poetry Machine, here's how.
Join our Gumball Poetry Bulletin to stay in touch with what we're doing:
Spend some quarters, find a machine.
Have a website? Link to us!
Want to help us out financially? sponsor an issue.
Or hey, just send some dough to the address below.
Whoops - we no longer maintain a PO Box. Please contact us by email to get a mailing address.