Wild Violet Featured Works: Week of Dec. 2 (Reflection)

By on Dec 2, 2013 in Issue Archives

Reflection in a soap bubble

This week, following the hectic week of Thanksgiving in the U.S., our contributors grow contemplative:

Simon Perchik’s poem, “As if they once had teeth, your hands,” evokes imagery of autumn decay as it contemplates aging.

Richard T. Rauch’s poem, “Shared Stories,” is a cacophonous collection of voices sharing life experiences.

Eileen Cunniffe’s essay, “Necessary Things,” shows how everyday objects can become talismans.



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.