Featured: Week of Nov. 5

By on Nov 5, 2012 in Issue Archives

This week, as much of the East Coast recovers from Superstorm Sandy, we celebrate those who fight against hardships: the fighters and survivors.

I Wander Into a Memory,” an essay by Robert Kingett, delves into memories of childhood abuse and kindness, prompted by a poem. 

Coloring Book,” a poem by Timmothy Holt, looks at the second-guessing experienced by someone with AIDS. 

Driving Into Beverly Hills,” an essay by Cyndy Muscatel, depicts the emotional journey of a cancer survivor. 

Leap Away,” a poem by Vicki Mandell-King, draws lessons from an injured racehorse who inspired a nation. 


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.