Featured: Week of Sept. 24

By on Sep 23, 2012 in Issue Archives

In the Northeastern United States, where I live, the weather is wavering between warmth and coolness. But on many days, as this past weekend, one last burst of heat blooms, as summer takes a last stand. This week’s contributors celebrate the beauty of warm weather. 

Emily Strauss, in her poem, “Settling Into Outside,” explores the transformation brought by spending time outdoors.

John Grey’s poem, “Train Through Nebraska,” depicts the scenery out a train traveling through the Midwestern U.S.

Stephanie DeLusé, in her essay, “My Morning with a Tree,” discovers inner truth through gardening. 



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.