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.
3rd Wednesday’s poem of the week from the winter issue – now on sale at Amazon.com.
3rd Wednesday’s poem of the week by Buff Whitman-Bradley will appear in the winter issue due out later this month.
Our Poem of the Week by David Chorlton will appear in the Winter issue of 3rd Wednesday.
It’s November 10th and the temperature here in the mid-west will be in the 70s, a good time for an autumn poem. This one is a preview from our winter issue, due out in December.