At 3rd Wednesday we’re considering starting a podcast of audio readings of poems from recent issues of the magazine. Before we choose a provider and set up a channel, we thought we’d test the concept with preview or two for our contributors and followers.
In just six lines in a single sentence, Krystal Nikol of Detroit has produced a poem of immense power. It was one of three winning poems in our One Sentence Poetry Contest, a contest we’ll repeat for the winter issue, opening for entries in mid-August.
Our “Poem of the Week” is a preview of the summer issue of 3rd Wednesday, now at the printer. It’s one of three winning poems from the 3rd edition of our popular “One Sentence Poetry Contest”. It’s the second win for Michigan poet, Jane Wheeler, who can pack a lot of story into a single sentence.
This elegantly written little poem is like a photograph. Close your eyes and you can see, not only the details the poet chose, but the scene beyond, especially if you’ve been in a fishing village anywhere in The Caribbean.
Ed Note: Garifuna is an Arawakan language spoken by about 200,000 people, mainly in coastal areas of Honduras, Belize, Guatamala and Nicaragua. It originated on the island of St. Vincent in the Antilies.