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, keeps an online journal,
and is working on a book, Belated Mommy: How to Cope With Being an Older Mom.
Her first chapbook, Picturebook of the Martyrs,
and her e-book/pamphlet, Stay Out of the Bin! An Editor's Tips on Getting Published in Lit Mags
(which she plans to update soon) and her book of essays and columns, The Art of Life,
can be ordered from her Web site, AlyceWilson.com
. She lives with her husband in the Philadelphia area and takes far too many photos of her attractive cat, Luke, and handsome toddler, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda.