Featured Works: Week of Jan. 18 (News)

By on Jan 17, 2021 in Issue Archives

Alyce Wilson and son on blue screen, doing weather

While some draw inspiration from personal experience, others find source material in local, national or global events, as this week’s contributors illustrate.

Headlines” by Kevin J.B. O’Connor encapsulates some of the major themes from recent newscasts.

To Pete Rose” by Joey Nicoletti finds a personal connection to a sports legend.

Approaching comet” by Douglas J. Lanzo highlights a recurring science phenomenon.

The Cemetery Gardeners” by J. Novalis Wolfe may be set in any age, moving on from war to find solace.


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.