Wild Violet Featured Works: Week of Aug. 5 (Religion, Part 2)

By on Aug 5, 2013 in Issue Archives

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This week, Wild Violet’s contributors take another look at the many sides of religion, specifically Christianity:

Kimberly Gladman’s poem, “Rosary,” explores the emotions experienced by Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. 

Lynn Hoggard’s poem, “Pieta: The Mary of Michelangelo,” delves into the anguished beauty of a famous sculpture. 

Gwen Filardi’s humorous short story, “To Hell in a Handbasket,” recaptures a family’s weekly frenzy to get ready for church. 

Angela M. Shupe’s short story, “November Chill,” follows a young evangelist into 1990s Russia.


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.