Featured Works: Week of Jan. 22 (Winter)

By on Jan 21, 2018 in Issue Archives

KFP sledding down snowy hill

Winter came quickly here in Philadelphia. The week before Christmas, dried leaves still blew around our browned grass. In the past few weeks, snow has enshrouded our area, leading to delays and cancellations, but also sled rides and winter reflection. This week’s contributors examine that turn of the seasons into full-fledged winter.

In “Tonight It Looks Like Someone Forgot to Turn Off the Lights” by Jim Zola, winter makes a father contemplate past and future.

In That Winter Meadow” by Lyn Lifshin paints a vivid landscape of the change of seasons.

December Night” by Anthony Botti depicts that moment as a winter storm moves in.



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.