Featured Works: Week of Sep 4 (Beauty All Around)

By on Sep 3, 2017 in Issue Archives

Rain Puddle on Street

Through the eye of an artist, the eye of a poet, we can find beauty everywhere, as this week’s contributors demonstrate.

American Exceptional” by Llyn Clague serves as an ars poetica, finding inspiration all over America.

Cleveland Haiku #384” and “Cleveland Haiku #385” by Michael Ceraolo encapsulate moments in the city where he lives.

Always Assessing Size” by David Thornbrugh contemplates what animals notice about the world.

Blue Loneliness,” “Distinct” and “Exile” by Fabrice Poussin capture unexpected beauty through photography.


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 second grader, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda.