Welcome to a new beginning! After years of struggling to maintain the quarterly publishing schedule — with its lengthy, intense periods of design work — we’ve moved towards a publishing model that makes more sense: both for me and for our contributors. Scrapping the “issue” format, each week we’ll publish a small range of pieces that work together. Sometimes it will be poetry, sometimes fiction, humor, essays, reviews, interviews or more. For those interested in how to cite Wild Violet works, now that the publishing format has changed, please view our “About” page.
This week, our featured works are:
Bruce Douglas Reeves, Whither Zenobia?, a piece about two women searching for themselves and for traces of an historical figure in Syria. Written in 2011, the picture of Syria is both ancient and an ominous foreshadowing of the civil unrest that country experiences today.
David Oates, New Crop, a humor piece about mistaken assumptions by some Burmese peasants about the nature of democracy.
Ruth Gooley, Clint and Buck, a poem that contemplates both reality and nature, as the speaker journeys through the Western landscape.
Please check out our Contests page, as we have extended the 2011-2012 contest deadline to November. Also, we are looking for bloggers to write about the arts (writing, performing arts, visual arts, music, etc.) If you are interested, please e-mail me.