Featured Works: Week of Dec. 28 (Memory)

By on Dec 27, 2020 in Issue Archives

Alyce at the Petting Zoo

As a highly unusual year ends, the holiday season gives rise to reflection, and memories seem to rise out of the mist, as this week’s contributors illustrate.

Ahab’s Crew” by Anthony Botti reflects on days at a boarding school in the 1980s. 

She Knew” by Dan Pettee presents a personal view of life and mortality, as seen by a scholar.

The Turn” by David Sapp recalls a family memory that foreshadowed future trouble.


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.