Featured: Week of Feb. 18 (Winter)

By on Feb 19, 2013 in Issue Archives

Snowy Fence

The stark, cold days of winter can turn us inward, as we strive to escape — but cannot forget — the cold. 

Saul Greenblatt’s humorous short story, “Welcome to the North Country,” provides a vivid picture of winter in the northeastern U.S. 

Jim Dwyer’s poem, “nothing more than feelings,” captures the tumult of life across the decades, punctuated with cold. 

Robert Lietz’s poem, “A Need for Speed,” evokes nostalgia for the hard experiences of youth, through winter imagery.

Chris Castle’s story, “One Year After,” is a darkly forboding tale set in a remote cabin just before a snowstorm.

In Rik Hunik’s story, “Winterland,” two friends seek the answer to why their world is sunk in perpetual winter.


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.