Wild Violet Featured Works: Week of Jan. 13 (Winter)

By on Jan 15, 2014 in Issue Archives

Red berries covered with snow

This week, our contributors contemplate Winter, the time when nothing seems to move but our thoughts.

Robert Rothman’s poem, “Jungle,” contrasts the body’s reaction to cold with the internal furnace we all carry.

Andrew H. Oerke’s poem, “Winter Love Scene,” brings alive the ambivalence of love in wintertime.

Chad V. Broughman’s flash-fiction piece, “Into the Light of Things,” takes a chillingly tender look at the aftermath of a winter car accident.

Georgia Horesh’s print, “White Wolf, Red Cardinal,” shows the simple beauty of nature in winter.

Kimberly Gladman’s poem, “The Frozen Alster,” recalls a moment of recurrent regret, inspired by a frozen landscape.


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.