Featured Works: Week of Jan. 7 (New Year)

By on Jan 6, 2019 in Issue Archives

New Year tiara with LEGO astronauts

With the new year comes reflection. We look at the past, reflect on the present, and ponder the future. Such is the case here at Wild Violet, where we return to a regular publishing schedule after a lengthy hiatus. Join us in contemplation, celebration, and renewal with poems from longtime contributors to Wild Violet.

The Hammer and the Nail” by Larsen Bowker eulogizes a friend and fellow “word merchant.”

K5, (P10, K10) repeat to last 5sts, K5” by Anthony Botti contemplates a fractured family relationship, with hopes for reconciliation.

The Mad Girl Dreams of Houses Left Behind” by Lyn Lifshin provides a dream-like vision of a former residence and the relationship it symbolizes.

In “The Potato in Me” by Deborah H. Doolittle, a writer engages in a humorous self-evaluation.

About

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.