When They Called Me Teacher I Left Them

3rd Wednesday’s poem of the week by Ryan Keeney is from our Winter Issue, now available in print at Amazon.com and free in PDF format at our website.

We’re reading for spring and our annual poetry contest is open for entries until February 15th.

Opposite the Direction We Are Traveling / Phillip Sterling — Poetry Society of Michigan

See Phillip Sterling’s poem, “Opposite the direction we are traveling” in From his book, Animal Husbandry.

Phillip is an associate editor for poetry at 3rd Wednesday Magazine.

Opposite the Direction We Are Traveling / Phillip Sterling — Poetry Society of Michigan

Third Wednesday Poetry Contest

EACH YEAR THIRD WEDNESDAY AWARDS 3 $100 PRIZES IN ITS ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST. FOR THIS YEAR’S CONTEST, ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM NOVEMBER 1, 2020 THROUGH FEBRUARY 15, 2021.

JoyGF

We’re pleased to announce that our judge for this year’s contest is Joy Gaines-Friedler. Joy has taught as a guest instructor at Wayne State University, Michigan State, Frostburg State University, and at the Lapeer Correctional Facility for the Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) through the University of Michigan where she worked with male “lifers.”

Twenty years a professional photographer Joy sees poetry as a natural extension of the photographic art form: both use images, contrast, tensions, a kind of rhythm and tone to convey what language alone, cannot. You can find Joy’s complete bio and links to her books and individual work at http://www.joygainesfriedler.com/.