“What’s in a play?” A lot according to poet Laurence Thomas. Here is 3rd Wednesday’s Poem of the Week.
We’ve made Volume XII, Number 1 (Winter 2019) free to everyone. Poems by Ted Kooser, Marge Piercy, Dan Gerber and many others.
Third Wednesday’s poem of the week is taken from our (just released) fall issue. Little needs to be said about this short poem from Cary Barney of Madrid, Spain.
You don’t see many ekphrastic poems inspired by the work of a performance artist, but our Poem of the Week by California poet, Laura Schulkind, is just that.
” I write poetry and fiction because, lawyer that I am, I believe in the power of a well-told story. In law I am entrusted with others’ stories. Through poetry and fiction I tell my own. “
Laura’s chapbook, Lost in Tall Grass (Finishing Line Press), was released 2014 and her newest, The Long Arc of Grief (Finishing Line Press) came out this summer.
Our poem of the week is by Jude Dippold, one of our favorite poets from Washington State, which is a hotbed of great contemporary poetry. This poem will appear in our fall issue, due out in couple weeks. The issue will feature the winners of our annual flash fiction contest and a cover that’s worth framing.
Our Poem of the Week is an ekphrastic piece from William Snyder, a North Dakota poet who has appeared in the pages of 3rd Wednesday a number of times. It’s a preview from our fall issue, which should be out near the end of September.