Language, the key of our communication, can be easily tangled. This week’s contributors illustrate the challenges posed by expressing thoughts through words.
“Rhyme #1: ‘Its use is not a burden‘” by James B. Nicola starts with the smallest of hops and leaps larger.
“Erase” by Tim Fagan deals with a break-up the way only a writer can.
“Green Sonnets” by John Timothy Robinson dives into the uncertainty of striving to write in form.
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, cat and son in the Philadelphia area and takes far too many photos of her handsome, creative first grader, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda.