Wild Violet Featured Works: Week of March 2 (Personal History)

By on Mar 4, 2014 in Issue Archives

Book reading 'My Life'

As much of the world waits for spring, gather in close and listen to some personal stories about the lives of this week’s contributors.

Lyn Lifshin’s poem, “Rexall’s, Middlebury,” a familiar location evokes complex family memories. 

John C. Weil’s poem, “The Sign,” recalls a formative moment from childhood when one of society’s ugly truths was revealed. 

In the essay “That One Pitch,” John C. Williams relates a richly-detailed story of an underdog triumphing. 


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.

One Comment

  1. Greetings Ms. Wilson,
    I would like to submit to Wild Violet, but I have a question. The week of March 2 has a theme entitled “Personal History.” Does Wild Violet provide themes for each week of publication, and if so, how soon in advance do you request submissions. Please forgive me if I overlooked this information on the website. I look forward to learning more about Wild Violet.