Featured: Week of Sept. 17

By on Sep 16, 2012 in Issue Archives

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 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.