From the fall issue of 3rd Wednesday now avialable free online or in print at Amazon for $8.
3rd Wednesday’s poem of the week:
The object poem: Simple enough that we can teach grade school children to write them, complex enough that great poets write them. We think 3rd Wednesday’s poem of the week is a fine example of how much a good object poem can accomplish with a few lines – just look at that final question!
3rd Wednesday’s poem of the week from the summer issue.
Ordinarily a poet should avoid abstractions but, when handled with great skill, an abstraction can produce something as wonderful as this short poem. Great title, great ending, perfect word choices throughout, Fruition apprears in the summer issue of 3rd Wednesday. Thank you, Carolyn Russell, for showing us how it’s done.
Stream on consciousness can make for interesting (and fun) poetry if it is handled well, as it is in our Poem of the Week by Kelly White. This is from the summer issue of 3rd Wednesday. The free e-edition is up now on our website and print edition is on sale at Amazon – just $8.
3rd Wednesday’s poem of the week is the 50/50 contest winner from the summer issue of the magazine. David Prather won half the voluntary entry fees and a one year subscription to the print magazine for his poem, Casual Gospel. The summer issue is available free in PDF format at our website or in print at a nominal price from Amazon.
3rd Wednesday’s Poem of the Week is a preview of our summer issue due out in a few days. It comes to us from Ellie Anderson of Bellevue, Washington, a hotbed of contemporary poetry.