National Poetry Month, Week 2 Wrap-Up

By on Apr 14, 2013 in Issue Archives

National Poetry Month graphic with flowery landscape

Here are the poems that were featured for Week 2 of National Poetry Month:

When Capturing Wolves” by Leonard H. Roller — Lessons on how to capture the spirit of wolves in art.

Waterborne” by Laurie Sewall — Inspired by the flooding of the Iowa River.

Iron Rails and Water Dreams” by Larsen Bowker — A nostalgic look at the rural Midwest.

Losses, Reachings” by Doug Bolling — Contemplating the intersection of writing and loss.

Lennon” by Hilary Sideris — A view of John Lennon from the perspective of Keith Richards.

Earth” and “Water” by A. Anupama — The first two poems in a series about the elements.


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, 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.