A good sonnet is hard to find. Here’s one from Leslie Schultz, who is currently helping us with reading for the winter issue of 3rd Wednesday. One of our editors commented: “”Memorial Day. . .”: Well-constructed sonnet, filled with what comes across as genuine emotion. YES.”
Summer’s official end was yesterday but the memory of it lingers. Here’s 3rd Wednesday’s poem of the week from M. J. Iupppa. It’s from our autumn issue, avialable now at Amazon.
Something special from the just released Autumn issue of 3rd Wednesday: A flash piece by Ron Koertge (yes, that Ron Koertge). Ron is a poet and novelist specializing in youth fiction. His latest poetry collection is Yellow Moving Van. His flash fiction collection, which he told me that wrote “one-a-day” is titled Sex World. I suspect Ron, like the Canadian rockers Barnaked Ladies, thought the name would mean a big seller.
You can read the issue free at our website and print copies are on sale at Amazon.com.
Third Wednesday’s Poem of the Week:
California poet Claire Rubin, a favorite of ours, penned this poem for our upcoming fall issue, a wonderful example of a persona poem, one that conveys its message with wry humor. It’s also qualifies as an ekphrastic poem.
Our editors were captivated by the subject of this poem from poet Michael Steffen of Buffalo, New York. This poem of the week is a preview from the fall issue of 3rd Wednesday Magazine, due out at the end of September.
From the summer issue of 3rd Wednesday: Our poem of the week by John Grey. This issue is avialable free in PDF format from our website. The print edition is just $6 from Amazon.
3rd Wednesday’s poem of the week is by Leslie Schultz of Northfield, Minnesota. Leslie will be joining us as a guest editor for the Winter issue of 3W.
“Punting: Love it. Not a wasted word. Great answer to a lovelorn suitor.”
– Marilyn Taylor, Associate Poetry Editor.
Since 1995, InsideOut Literary Arts has helped nearly 60,000 of Detroit’s youth build their literary and academic skills through creative writing. Widely recognized as one of the nation’s premiere writers-in-the-schools programs, InsideOut has earned many accolades, from a feature on PBS News Hour to a performance on the stage of the Kennedy Center.
In each quarterly issue of 3rd Wednesday we partner with InsideOut to feature a number of poems produced by participating students. Here are five from our summer issue, on sale now in print at Amazon.com and which can be enjoyed free in PDF format at our website.
3rd Wednesday’s poem of the week from the summer issue. David Chorlton, a frequent contributor the 3W said, “These are strange times, and sending these messages-as-poems out from home seems a way of breaking out of social distancing. These poems have spent some time in isolation themselves, but they stood out on my revisiting unpublished work as having a silence or atmospheric note that echoes where we are in March of 2020.”
3rd Wednesday’s poem of the week is from the summer issue, now avialable in print from Amazon.com or you can download the free digital issue at our website. Rob Haight is the author of Emergences and Spinner Falls (Inland Seas) and Feeding Wild Birds.