Featured Works: Week of Jan. 14 (Finding a Voice)

By on Jan 13, 2019 in Issue Archives

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One of the best ways to learn and grow as a society is by listening to those whose voices are often overlooked. This week’s contributors do just that.

Eight Days in Prison” by Nicholas Chittick chronicles roughly a week of experiences in a medium-security Illinois prison.

Own” by Brooks Lindberg is a poem from the point of view of a young person dealing with family strife.

Dissolution” by Julie McNeely-Kirwan follows a man as he strives to get a lawyer to help him secure an unusual divorce.


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 ; 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. 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.