News Flash! THIRD WEDNESDAY Published My Poem “Nomad’s Daughter”


I am excited to share that Third Wednesdayan excellent journal that combines poetry, fiction, photography, and essays on craft and life, has included , “Nomad’s Daughter”, a poem I wrote last spring, in its celebratory 10-year anniversary issue. Of special pleasure is that my friend, Stella Nesanovich, the poet who first introduced me to Third Wednesday, and who some of you know through her recent book, Colors of the River, also has a poem in this issue (“First Dark”). It is an especially sweet experience to have one’s work appear in the same issue with that of a friend.

There was also a small check, a rare event in the life of a working poet, and a testament to the serious way the editorial staff regards the work they review. I am enjoying the work of other poets, writers, and artists. Subscriptions are available at:

Third Wednesday, 11316 Farley Street, Redford, MI 48239

In addition to publishing the journal, Third Wednesday, holds an annual poetry contest. The deadline is in the last week of January each year; three winners will receive not only publication but also a prize of $50. You can send up to three poems (none to exceed two pages) and a $10 contest reading fee to be considered for the prize. (Send your submission to Third Wednesday Contest, Greenside UP, Ypsilanti, MI 48197.)

Do you have some work you’ve been planning to send out? Consider Third Wednesday. You can be sure that your words will be read with respect by experienced editors who are themselves writers.

Wishing you all happy reading and writing in 2017!     


Day One of New Writing Life January 18 2017 CROP

14 thoughts on “News Flash! THIRD WEDNESDAY Published My Poem “Nomad’s Daughter”

  1. Hi Sally,

    It is a new chair–a gift from friends Bonnie Jean and Greg–and the perfect place to write. There is ample room for me, my computer, and Peanut.

    Love, Leslie

  2. Congratulations on having your poem published as well as receiving money! As always I am very proud of you and your talents! I love the photo of the new chaise with Peanut on your lap. He looks so cute with his fluffy ears flaired out like little angel wings.

  3. Hi Leslie,
    Congratulations! And that is a great photograph of you! Is that a new chair in your office? So lovely.
    Love, Sally

  4. It is a wonderful thing to have a “big cousin”–especially when I don’t have a big sister. Thank you for holding me (all those years ago) and my dreams (all these years since). I am especially happy to know that the Howling Vowel books are connecting with more than one generation at the same time. What a gift to hear that, Carolyn! Leslie

  5. Congratulations Leslie! I brag about you, an author, poet, and lovely woman, being my cousin! Today I told the story of taking the train to visit you in Kalamazoo, and “holding” you with a big pillow on each side of me, to a 3 year old big-sister-in-waiting. Your “Vowel” books are delighting an advanced 1st grade reader who visits SEM Haven where her mom works and my dad lives. Mackinzie likes reading to the residents and they love listening to her!

  6. I had been lingering too long over these fine poems, and had not yet seen your poem, Stella–one of my favorites! Thank you for letting me know. I have added a mention of that to the post proper!

  7. The chaise just arrived, thanks to friends Bonnie Jean Flom and Greg Norman. Peanut and I are in bliss!

  8. Excellent news! And you and Peanut look very dashing on the stylish new reading chaise! 🙂

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