Featured: Week of Oct. 15

By on Oct 14, 2012 in Issue Archives

We spend at least half our lives in our dreams, and dream imagery is one of the most visceral ways of expressing our hopes, dreams, fantasies and fears. This week, join us for a trip into the dreamworld.

Mark Joseph Kiewlak’s story, “Magic,” depicts a world where magic may be more than it seems. 

Bruce McRae’s poem, “Shopping,” takes a dreamlike look at the nexus of consumerism and desire. 

Maurice Oliver’s poem, “Or Musical Instruments Like the Guillotine…” uses dream imagery to illustrate insomnia. 

Sean Lause’s poem, “My Magic Newlywed Neighbors,” provides a fanciful, voyeuristic look at love. 



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.