Next-to-Last Visit With My Father / Charles Hughes

3rd Wednesday’s poem of the week is one of the winning poems from our most recent poetry contest. It appeared in our spring issue which is available free online at our website or for $6 in print at Amazon.com.

Next-to-Last Visit With My Father / Charles Hughes

“A splendid, well-constructed example of deep emotion, quietly but vividly expressed. Each of the poem’s six 6-line stanzas feature carefully selected details from a particularly difficult farewell, making them indelible—causing the reader to sense the speaker’s dwindling hope while simultaneously cherishing the best of what remains of it.” – Marilyn L. Taylor, contest judge.


Creeping Bellflower / Brianna Van Dyke

The spring issue of 3rd Wednesday is about to go into the mail. This is our annual poetry contest issue and today we present one of the honorable mention poems from this year’s contest. The poet tells us that this is her first ever poetry publication. The issue is on sale now at Amazon.

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.