Featured: Week of Dec. 10

By on Dec 10, 2012 in Issue Archives

After a longer-than-expected break over Thanksgiving — thanks to a persistent cold that’s finally gone — this week’s contributors help us make the transition from late fall to winter.

Michael Lee Johnson’s poem, “Sundown, Fall,” depicts a brilliant fall day with the first inklings of fall.

Lyn Lifshin’s poem, “Late November (I), ” captures how quickly the seasons can change.

Lyn Lifshin’s poem, “Late November (II),” evokes the cyclical way both memories and seasons recur.


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.