THE 2022-23 POETRY CONTEST OPENS FOR ENTRIES ON NOVEMBER 1, 2022 AND CLOSES ON FEBRUARY 15, 2023. EACH YEAR THIRD WEDNESDAY AWARDS 3 $100 PRIZES IN ITS ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST.
Introducing this year’s contest judge: David James.
After writing poetry for over forty years, I’ve recently tried my hand at playwriting with some success. I’ve had seven one-acts produced off-off-Broadway in New York, and twenty other one-act plays produced across the country.
As a lifelong poet, it’s been a rush to have other people “say” my words in these plays. And there is the real possibility of having an audience!
David James currently serves as the president of The Poetry Society of Michigan. He will soon retire from teaching at Oakland Community College where his popular courses have included Composition I and II, Creative Writing, Advanced Creative Writing, Introduction to Playwriting and Screenwriting, Advanced Screenwriting, and Introduction to Literature: Poetry and Drama. In 2006, David was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Award for teaching excellence.
Virgina’s poem is one of the three winning poems selected by Keith Taylor in 3rd Wednesday’s annual poetry contest.
Adam’s poem is one of three winning poems in this year’s 3rd Wednesday annual poetry contest selected by contest judge, Keith Taylor.
From the sping issue of 3rd Wednesday, this poem was an honorable mention in our annual poetry contest.
3rd Wednesday’s poem of the week is a prize winning poem from our annual poetry contest. It appears in the spring issue of the magazine, now available in print at Amazon or as a free download from our website.
Here is 3rd Wednesday’s poem of the week from the just released Spring issue. This is one of 3 winning poems from our annual contest.