I Am Not / the Woman I Was / In That House

3rd Wednesday’s poem of the week is a prize winner from our spring issue’s annual poetry contest. Elizabeth Wolf won one of three $100 awards for this “Haibun”, which she says was her first attempt at this prosometric form that originated in Japan. Each of the stazas is expanded by the Senryū at its conclusion.

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.