Featured Works: Week of July 10 (Meditation)

By on Jul 10, 2017 in Featured


While summer is often considered a time for exploration, it can also be a great time for reflection. This week’s contributors meditate on life, both literally and figuratively.

A poem by Jada Yee, “Follow the Recipe,” captures the sort of meditation caused by everyday actions.

In a short story by Laurence Levey, “Yidiot,” a man attends a meditation class and comes to some unexpected self-realizations.

Lana Bella’s poem, “Facing East on Basho Pond,” evokes a well-known poet with an intensity of imagery.


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 (which she plans to update this year); 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. She lives with her husband and son in the Philadelphia area and takes far too many photos of her handsome, creative third grader, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda.