Wild Violet Featured Works: Week of Jan. 20 (Beauty)

By on Jan 22, 2014 in Issue Archives

Golden grass

As this week’s contributors show, beauty is all around you, should you only look.

Donald Gaither’s haiku, “Duet,” provides a succinct look at a luminescent moment.

David Filer’s prose poem, “Mine,” reflects on everyday poetry after a chance discovery.

Ho Cheung Lee’s concrete poem, “Follow the Flow,” pays tribute to a master of calligraphy.


Alyce Wilson is the editor of Wild Violet and in her copious spare time writes humor, non-fiction, fiction and poetry, keeps an online journal, and is working on a book, Belated Mommy: How to Cope With Being an Older Mom. 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; and her humorous nonfiction ebook, Dedicated Idiocy: How Monty Python Fandom Changed My Life, 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.