Featured Works: Week of Nov. 6 (Travel)

By on Nov 5, 2017 in Issue Archives

Chinatown, New York City

One of the most wonderful discoveries to me as a young reader was that, through words, I could go anywhere. Let’s take a trip with this week’s contributors.

Automne Memoires en Provence” by Larsen Bowker uses evocative images of a place to recall a friend.

Flying to New Jersey” by Michael Fraley whisks us across the country in a trip as full of anxiety as wonder.

The Church of Los Corales” by Julia Torres provides a snapshot of both a place and a community.

The Mad Girl Remembers Leaving the Old Year Behind in Madrid” by Lyn Lifshin shares the experience of being a foreigner at a special moment.


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.