The Celebration of Nonsense / Terry Allen

Terry Allen’s poem is one of three prize winning poems in 3rd Wednesday’s annual poetry contest.

A Celebration of Nonsense grabbed my attention with its absurdity and humor. However, through the humor, the author made an interesting point about work and creativity in our culture.

David James, Contest Judge

Terry Allen is an emeritus professor of Theater Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where he taught acting, directing and play-writing. He is the author of the chapbook Monsters in the Rain and two full-length poetry collections: Art Work and Waiting on the Last Train, with a new book of poems appearing in 2023: Rubber Time. His poems have appeared in many journals, including I-70 Review, Third Wednesday, and Popshot Quarterly. In addition, he work has been nominated for an Eric Hoffer Book Award, a Best of the Net Award and a Pushcart Prize.