Wild Violet Featured Works: Week of April 7 (Spring)

By on Apr 8, 2014 in Issue Archives


This week, Wild Violet returns to our weekly publishing schedule with poems incorporating the imagery and transitional nature of Spring. All are poems, in honor of National Poetry Month.

Haiga” by Richard Heby is a haiku paired with a photo, with an image of winter yet promising spring.

A New Language” by Joannie Stangeland traces both winter and grief melting away into acceptance and hope.

Scrub Jays” by Donald Gaither is a haiku capturing the spirit of birds in flight.




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.