Featured: Week of Sept. 10

By on Sep 9, 2012 in Issue Archives

As anyone will know who’s ever tried to find a romantic love poem, many love poems are really about death. This week, three writers take a look at our mortality through fanciful language and imagery.

Erica Goss, in her poem, “Flowers,” imagines the secret lives of plants.

Margaret A. Frey, in her flash fiction piece, “Rising Expectations,” chronicles a woman’s attempt to fly. 

Maurice Oliver, in his poem, “Refashioned, Using Sued Juxtapose,” subverts an ordinary morning with a surprising result.

Please also check out Radmila Djurica’s blog entry about the 2011 Festival International Du Film D’Animation.


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.