W. Thomas - Founding Editor Emeritus
has been around long enough to know the sting of rejection and the
salve of acceptance. His shelves are lined with his publications that
nobody buys as well as the works of many poets who have fared better.
He lectures on poetry in the Ozarks every spring. Larry recently
turned over the helm of Third Wednesday to Joe Ferrari and David
Jibson, but remains an integral part of the magazine.
grew up in the northern suburbs (farmland), but quickly made New
Center Detroit his home and passion. He runs an alternative printing
house called Leadfoot
poets and other sub-culture types, and invests the majority of his
profits back into the city through volunteer work. He's had the honor
of printing authors as far away as Connecticut, California and
Hawaii. His biggest accomplishments include books for the Boggs
Center for Peace Studies and the historic Broadside Press.
began reading and writing poetry seriously after retiring from a 35
year career in social work, most recently with a hospice agency. He
has published in Third Wednesday, Peninsula Poets, Highland Park
Poetry, The Brasilia Review, Waccamaw Journal, Yellow Chair Review,
Apex and many others. He is a coordinator of The Crazy Wisdom Poetry
Circle which organizes poetry readings and workshops in Ann Arbor.
Jacobs - Art Editor
Jacobs earned a B.S. in Design from the University of Michigan in
1964. She has exhibited her artwork for 45 years in regional and
national shows and in arts publications. A former collage artist, she
now imports into her computer photos and jpegs of graffiti, popular
culture images, and her own previous work, then layers, manipulates
and recombines them in Photoshop. Her most recent pigment ink prints
reflect her interest in creating the illusion of collage and rough
urban walls with their graffiti and peeling posters. All her
digital work can be seen on her website,www.judithjacobs.com
F. Buckley - Fiction Editor
is the author of five books of poetry, including two collaborations.
He holds graduate degrees in creative writing and English
literature from the Helen Zell Writers' Program at the University of
Michigan and San Francisco State University. John lives in Ann
Arbor, Michigan with his wife Raquel, where he teaches writing at the
University of Michigan. His website is johnfbuckley.net.
Fanning – Associate Editor, Poetry
has lived his entire life (save for a four-year stint in the U.S.
Navy) in Michigan. It was during long stretches out at sea that he
developed a love for reading, which, in turn, lead to a fascination
with writing. Unlike most poets, Carl does not write to be published
(he does not handle rejection well), preferring the warmth and
immediacy of coffee shop readings. He has worked in the past as a
co-host for Crossroads and Poetry in Motion poetry venues. Carl has a
degree in English Literature and Language from Eastern Michigan
University and is half-way through a Master's program (which he may
or may not complete). He presently works at the VA hospital in Ann
Arbor, and has a two year old grandson who his teaching him how to
L. Taylor – Associate Editor, Poetry
former Poet Laureate of the city of Milwaukee (2004 -2005) and the
state of Wisconsin (2009 - 2010), is the author of six poetry
collections. Her award-winning poems and essays have appeared
in many anthologies and journals, including Poetry,
American Scholar, Able
She also served for five years as a regular poetry columnist for The
She recently moved to Madison, Wisconsin, where she continues to
write and teach.
Gilbert, Associate Editor, Poetry & Fiction
has had poems in Borderlands:
Texas Poetry Review, Concho River Review, Encore, Exquisite Corpse,
Kansas Quarterly, Peninsula Poets, Southwestern American Literature,
The Texas Observer, Third
regional anthologies, and
the four-poet collection Four
Shields of Power (Plain
View Press, Austin). She holds two degrees in English
literature and was a founding editor of Borderlands.
Sterling – Guest Editor, Contests
is the author of In Which Brief Stories Are Told (short fiction,
Wayne State U Press 2011), and six collections of poetry: And then
Snow (Main Street Rag 2017), And for All This: Poems from Isle Royale
(Ridgeway Press 2015), Abeyance (Frank Cat Press Chapbook Award
2007), Quatrains (Pudding House 2006), Significant Others (Main
Street Rag 2005), and Mutual Shores (New Issues 2000). He is the
editor of Imported Breads: Literature of Cultural Exchange (Mammoth
2003) and served as the founding coordinator of the Literature In
Person (LIP) Reading Series at Ferris State University, until his
retirement in 2013.