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, 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; her e-book/pamphlet, Stay Out of the Bin! An Editor's Tips on Getting Published in Lit Mags (which she plans to update this year); her book of essays and columns, The Art of Life; and her humorous nonfiction ebook, Dedicated Idiocy: How Monty Python Fandom Changed My Life, can all be ordered from her Web site, AlyceWilson.com. She lives with her husband and son in the Philadelphia area and takes far too many photos of her handsome, creative third grader, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda.