Featured Works: Week of Aug 12 (August)

By on Aug 11, 2019 in Issue Archives

Baltimore Harbor, photo by Alyce Wilson

As summer winds to an end in the Northern Hemisphere, our contributors reflect on the season.

August Hymn” by Anthony Botti evokes the sultry feel of the end of summer.

The Porch” by Christine Kelley shares a blurry memory of babyhood.

Abundance” by David Sapp captures one perfect summer moment.

Susquehanna” by Christine Kelley recalls a hot day at the river’s edge with blunt detail.



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.