Wild Violet Featured Works: Week of Sep 23 (Love, Part 1)

By on Sep 22, 2013 in Issue Archives

Beach with sand and love written

In honor of my wedding anniversary, which is next weekend, this is the first in a two-part series on love.

The ethereal science fiction piece “The Courtship of Battlecruiser Dancing Light” by Jon Kilgannon is set in the midst of a space battle and will give you goosebumps.

The detail-packed poem “He told Me It Would Happen” by Alison Hicks contemplates the inevitable journey towards love. 

The art-inspired poem “Gesso” by Holly Hendin explores the May-December relationship between an artist and his model. 


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.