Featured: Week of June 24 (Back in Time)

By on Jun 25, 2013 in Issue Archives

Astronomical clock

This week, Wild Violet’s contributors take us to different time periods:

In Patricia Polak’s poem, “Zum Zum,” a German restaurant in Manhattan evokes memories of the 1960s. 

In Barbara Kussow’s story, “1984,” the arrival of a computerized card catalog causes trouble for a closeted lesbian couple. 

In Judy Bebelaar’s poem, “Stern Grove,” a concert-goer is reminded of previous concerts, decades ago. 

In Robert C. Hargreaves’s essay, “Mississippi Freedom Summer – 1964,” he recalls a summer spent registering southern blacks to vote in the midst of racial unrest.

In C.W. Emerson’s poem, “Time Travels of the Older American Poet,” the poet takes a fanciful trip to his family’s past.


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.