Accolades For T.W.


The Poetry Foundation has formed a partnership with the Library of Congress to support the American Life in Poetry project, an initiative of Ted Kooser, the 2004-2006 Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. 

Third Wednesday is honored to have been the source of first publication for several poems that have been featured by American Life in Poetry.

Autumn 2017 by Bruce Pemberton, from Vol. XI, No. 2
Aunt Eudora’s Harlequin Romance by Marilyn L. Taylor from Vol. IX, No. 1
The Air Smelled Dirty by Marge Piercy from Vol. X, No. 1
Everyday Grace by Stella Nesanovich from Vol. IX, No. 4
Classic Toy by Mary M. Brown from Vol. IV, No. 3
Taos by Jillena Rose from Vol. III, No. 1
Delivered by Cynthia A. Ventresca from Vol. VIII, No. 4
Deer Fording The Missouri In Early Afternoon by Kevin Cole, Vol. VIII, No. 4

Click on the titles to read these great pieces.

What others have said about Third Wednesday –

Hello Judith

I just received the Spring 2023 issue of 3rd Wednesday and discovered
several of my collages were included. Thank you very much for using my
work as I appreciate it. I always enjoy the mag and like getting the
notices of new poetry selections. Good job.
You and the rest of your staff are dosing an outstanding job pulling
this all together and getting it printed. I have much experience in the
publishing world so I know how much work and patience is required to get
even the online part done so I just want to tell you and you colleagues
that you are doing a good job and deserve a lot of credit for making 3rd
Wednesday a pleasure both visually and poetically.
The Best
Ken Weichel, Androgyne Books

Hello David and TW Editors,
I’ve just finished reading the latest issue cover-to-cover and wanted to congratulate you on another job well done.  The issue is packed with delightful reads and good art. It was such a pleasure to sit with it for a couple of hours and make my way through the pages.  The range of work, from deeply serious to light-hearted, made a great mix for a reader. And of course, I want to thank you for including two of my poems in that mix.  I am always pleased and proud to have work in your fine journal.
All the best,
Buff Whitman-Bradley

“Writers markup their calendars with the every-other-Thursday Open Mics, recurring Poetry Readings, the Monday Night Writing Workshops, and Saturday Night crit clubs. The journal, “Third Wednesday”, was birthed by just such a self-organizing group. One could describe it as a journal for writers, by writers, as many of the selected poems have a meta-poetic slant…Beginning writers as well as experienced professionals will be pleased with what they find.”
The Potomac

“I am also pleased to see that you have published here a poem by Claudia Serea, whose work I have known and admired for some time. Your content, production values, and illustrations are outstanding, and I am proud to be represented in your pages.  I have found a nice poetic home in Michigan”
John J. T.

“Please accept this very, very, very late note about how much I liked the Spring 2012 issue of Third Wednesday. Among many good poems, I was especially taken with Jeffrey C. Alfier’s poem “Campomariono, Where the Sea Begins,” which is just lovely.”
– Marc J. S., Ferris State University

“Just finished up the spring issue. Wonderful job. Beautiful book. Lots of fine poetry–even from little kids.”
Ann C., Pittsburgh, PA