For our 3rd Wednesday poem of the week we go back to 2015 and this jewel by our own associate editor, Marilyn Taylor. It has since had reprints in Poetry Magazine and at American Life in Poetry.
Sarah Russell’s poem was an entry and $100 winner in 3rd Wednesday’s recent One Sentence Poetry Contest. When we wrote to notify her, we told her that her’s was one of the worst run-on sentences we’ve ever seen, but that it served this prose poem perfectly.
Here is 3rd Wednesday’s poem of the week from the Winter Issue. In his cover letter David wrote: “I’m happy to see print magazines continue in the digital age, as I prefer to hold my reading matter in my hands than to look at a screen! I write because doing so hasn’t lost its meaning to me, and because I feel I’m in good company among (most) others who write.“
Third Wednesday’s Poem of the Week is from the Winter 2020 issue which just went into the mail to subscribers and contributors. It’s available in print at Amazon and you can read it for free online by clicking Free Issues at our website.
Larry Levy’s poem first appeared in 3rd Wednesday and later in The Orchard Poetry Review. It’s been nominated by Orchard for a Pushcart Prize.
The 2018 micro-chapbook All Her Jazz, which is free (and fun!) to download and fold at the Origami Poems Project (click on the cover):
The title poem first appeared in 3rd Wednesday’s December 2017 issue.
D. R. James has taught college writing, literature, and peace-making for 35 years and lives outside Saugatuck, Michigan. His latest of eight poetry collections are If god were gentle (Dos Madres) and Surreal Expulsion (Poetry Box), and a new chapbook, Flip Requiem, will be released in Spring 2020 (Dos Madres).
D.R. James’ Author Page at Amazon.com
3rd Wednesday’s Poem of the Week is taken from our Autumn 2019 issue. You can download the complete issue and many others for free HERE.