Issue Archives

Lyn Lifshin in Wild Violet

By on Jun 28, 2020 in Issue Archives, Poetry | Comments Off

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 Extreme Lavender 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...

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NAPOWRIMO 2020 Poetry Prompts Index

By on Apr 30, 2020 in Issue Archives, Poetry | Comments Off

Yesterday concluded the National Poetry Month writing challenge, where many poets strive to write 30 poems in 30 days. If you played along, I hope you tried some new types of writing and found inspiration in Wild Violet’s prompts. For convenience, all the prompts for April 2020 are listed below. Each prompt includes tips for both adults and children. In addition, if you are interested in viewing the poetry workshop I did earlier this month for the Emmaus Public Library, I’ve embedded the video. Happy May and keep writing!   Poetry writing workshop by Pennsylvania poet and...

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Featured Works: Week of March 30 (Contemplation)

By on Mar 29, 2020 in Issue Archives | Comments Off

 Coming back from a lengthy hiatus, Wild Violet is resuming a weekly schedule, because in these days of quarantine and self-isolation, we need the arts more than ever. This week’s contributors write about quiet moments, about connections with nature and with each other.   “Kindness” by Carole Phillips shows how a solitary moment becomes an opportunity for solace from a stranger. “Where the Skin Breaks” by Raymond Philip Asaph ponders how the immutable beauty of a peach can become spiritual. “Overcast evening” by Ayaz Daryl Nielsen, a haiku, captures the feel...

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Featured Works: Week of Aug 12 (August)

By on Aug 11, 2019 in Issue Archives | Comments Off

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...

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Featured Works: Week of May 27 (Contemplating Nature)

By on May 26, 2019 in Issue Archives | Comments Off

As the earth warms in the Northern Hemisphere and more greenery comes into view, we become more aware of the natural world that surrounds us. This week’s contributors share where nature takes them. “Isolation in a Passenger Car” by Keith Moul shares the view, descending from the Rockies on a train. “Emily as the Lavender Irises Burst” by Darren C. Demaree paints an artist’s view of twilight. “Mushroom” by David Sapp takes a close-up look at an unexpected natural discovery. “The Romantic” by David Sapp shares a personal reaction to nature and its intersection with...

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Featured Works: Week of May 20 (Spring)

By on May 19, 2019 in Issue Archives | Comments Off

Spring has been a long time coming in the Northern Hemisphere, but it is finally here. Our contributors celebrate the changing of the seasons. “Riparian Life” by John Zedolik accompanies Canadian geese back south with the spring warmth. In “I Could Be Charlemagne,” David Sapp observes the power of natural forces. With “What Home Garden,” photographer Keith Moul provides a close-up view of a...

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