Lyn Lifshin in Wild Violet

By on Jun 28, 2020 in Issue Archives, Poetry

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Lyn Lifshin was one of the most frequently published poets in Wild Violet, starting in 2005. In case you missed some of her work, this index lists all of her poems that appeared in Wild Violet.

Vol. IV Issue 3/4 (Waking World) – Spring/Summer 2005



It Was the Blue Distance


Vol. VII Issue 2 (World Voyage) – Summer 2008

Rhumba on the Subway

On the Afternoon Before the Photographs


Vol. VII Issue 3 (Linked Lives) – Winter 2009

Somewhere, The

The Ice Maiden Mummy’s 214th S.O.S.


In 2010, Wild Violet moved away from a quarterly publication schedule and, since then, has published on either a weekly or a monthly basis and sometimes, during National Poetry Month, a daily basis.

Someone Goes Over Old Love Letters – October 28, 2012

Late November (I) – December 10, 2012

Late November (II) – December 10, 2012

Now Let’s Say – January 21, 2013

On the Afternoon the Geese Come – April 2, 2013

Geese at Midnight – April 16, 2013

April Fog – April 30, 2013

Photograph – June 11, 2013

Somewhere Near Vilna – June 16, 2013

I Think of My Grandfather – June 16, 2013

From the First Weeks in New York, If My Grandfather Could Have Written a Postcard – June 16, 2013

In Rexall’s, Middlebury – March 4, 2014

Drifting – September 30, 2014

The Pearls – February 4, 2015

Each Night She is Like a Drowning Nymph – February 6, 2015

Violet Jelly – December 1, 2015

Late November – December 2, 2015

The Mad Girl Remembers Leaving the Old Year Behind in Madrid – November 5, 2017

In That Winter Meadow – January 21, 2018

Wanting Not an Abstract Horse – February 3, 2018

The Mad Girl Dreams of Houses Left Behind – January 6, 2019

That Month My Mother Begged to Wait with Her in the Dark – March 31, 2019

The Mad Girl Wants Only What Can’t Stay – June 28, 2020

The Mad Girl Doesn’t Care About Much But the Blues – June 28, 2020

Reading Norman Corwin Dies, 101 – June 28, 2020

The Mad Girl Could Be the Black Clothes in Her Closet – June 28, 2020


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, 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.