This week, Wild Violet goes global, with three writers providing international perspectives.
“Village Women,” a poem by Slobodanka Strauss, depicts the life of rural women in the Ukraine.
“Bridge Crossing,” an essay by Louise B. Bennett, tells the story of a 1970s good-will trip to China that changed the author’s life.
“Smoke Invasion,” a poem by Agholor Leonard Obiaderi, vividly portrays the problem of pollution in Africa.
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.