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.
3rd Wednesday’s poem of the week is a fun list poem with an engaging title. It’s by Maryland poet, Kurt Olsson, and comes from our spring issue, which is available free online.
From the sping issue of 3rd Wednesday, this poem was an honorable mention in our annual poetry contest.
3rd Wednesday’s poem of the week is a prize winning poem from our annual poetry contest. It appears in the spring issue of the magazine, now available in print at Amazon or as a free download from our website.
Here is 3rd Wednesday’s poem of the week from the just released Spring issue. This is one of 3 winning poems from our annual contest.
Red Stilts finds Pulitzer Prize-winner and former U. S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser at the top of his imaginative and storytelling powers. Here are the richly metaphorical, imagistically masterful, clear and accessible poems for which he has become widely known. Kooser writes for an audience of everyday readers and believes poets “need to write poetry that doesn’t make people feel stupid.” Each poem in Red Stilts strives to reveal the complex beauties of the ordinary, of the world that’s right under our noses. Right under Kooser’s nose is rural America, most specifically the Great Plains, with its isolated villages, struggling economy, hard-working people and multiple beauties that surpass everything wrecked, wrong, or in error.
Mr. Kooser’s poems have graced the pages of 3rd Wednesday six times and two of those poems appear in Red Stilts. Here is “Ohio Bluetip” from our Winter 2019 Issue. In this poem Mr. Kooser demonstrates that much can be accomplished with a single sentence.
A preview from the upcoming Spring issue of 3rd Wednesday.