Excavation / Jen Ashburn

3rd Wednesday’s poem of the week is a preview from our summer issue due out near the end of June. Poet, Jen Ashburn, won our 50/50 poetry contest with this entry. We’re accepting submissions for the fall issue now. Copies of print issues of the magazine can be purchaced at Amazon.

Passing Through Nelma, Wisconsin

3rd Wednesday’s Poem of the Week by Wisconsin poet, Fredric Hildebrand, describes familiar sights along highways through Northern Midwest forestlands. It comes from the Spring issue of 3rd Wednesday which you can download for free from our website and which can be purchased in print from Amazon.com.

He Decided It Must Be / Ken Gosse

The Fibonacci poem (or Fib), is an experimental form in which the syllable count follows the mathematecal pattern of the Fibonacci Sequence, ¬†such that each number is the sum of the two preceding ones. (1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21…) Our poem of the week is an example, though in this case the poet has turned the experiment on its head.

We Share the Sky

3rd Wednesday Magazine’s “Poem of the Week” is actually two poems from The InsideOut Literary Project, each written by 3rd grade students from Dearborn, Michigan. You can learn more about the project at their website, https://insideoutdetroit.org/

These poems and others from I/O are featured in the Spring issue of 3rd Wednesday (due out near the end of March) as will the winners from our annual poetry contest.