Heat Wave Contents

By on Sep 23, 2010 in Uncategorized

The theme for this issue was “heat.” The theme for next issue will be “passion.”


Ballad of the Skylight Diner — Lou Orfanella
What We Do Not Say — Anthony Botti
Run Down by a Dune Buggy on Fire Island — R. Steve Benson
Sunday Evening — Joseph LoGuidice
Late Night with a Seasoned Poet — Mary Sayler
Finding Giverny Off A Sand Road In Rural FL — Mary Sayler
The Monkey Chronicles — Doug Ramspeck



Kissing Peter Tork — Lou Orfanella
The French Teacher — Margaret Karmazin
The Broken Cross (Part 1)  — John T. Hitchner



Tennis above the Net — John F. Joyce
My Calderon Years (Part 1) — Dean Borok
The Last Taboo — Jon Baldwin
Two Islands: England and Eel Pie Island — John F. Joyce
Sardinian Sunshine: The Most Undiscovered Part of Italy — Linda Oatman High
The Palm Tree Goddess — Tala Bar
Out of Kentucky — Mattie Louise



The Mobile Classroom — Thomas Sullivan
The Last Ant — K. A. Laity



Cuttings are shorter pieces, thoughts and observations.

A  Small, Green Piece of  Paper  — John F. Joyce
Cicadas — Charles Sanft
Jumping Rope in Fitler Square — Bernie Mojzes


Heat — Aditi Laddha
Soular Eclipse — Randy Thurman
Fire Sky — Darla Farner
Remembrance — Mary Ann Reilly
Woman in Hutong — Alexandra Parsons
River Girl — Alisha Gaspard
Long I Stood — Alisha Gaspard


Alyce Wilson is the editor of Wild Violet and in her copious spare time writes humor, non-fiction, fiction and poetry and infrequently keeps an online journal. Her first chapbook, Picturebook of the Martyrs; her e-book/pamphlet, Stay Out of the Bin! An Editor's Tips on Getting Published in Lit Mags ; her book of essays and columns, The Art of Life; her humorous nonfiction ebook, Dedicated Idiocy: How Monty Python Fandom Changed My Life, and her newest poetry collection, Owning the Ghosts, can all be ordered from her Web site, AlyceWilson.com. In late 2019, she published a volume of poetry by her third great-grandfather, Reading's Physician Poet: Poems by Dr. James Meredith Mathews, which also contains genealogical information about the Mathews family. She lives with her husband and son in the Philadelphia area and takes far too many photos of her handsome, creative son, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda.