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 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.