Featured Works: Week of Jan. 21 (Healing)

By on Jan 20, 2019 in Issue Archives

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At some point, we all experience pain. Life is about how we get through it. This week’s contributors examine that process.

Scars” by DS Maolalai contemplates the different ways that hurt affects us over a lifetime.

Migraine” by Brian Cromwall recalls his sister’s bouts of chronic headaches.

Getting Back on My Feet” by Tony Howarth demonstrates how hope can help us to cope.


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.