Featured Works: Week of July 10 (Meditation)

By on Jul 10, 2017 in Featured


While summer is often considered a time for exploration, it can also be a great time for reflection. This week’s contributors meditate on life, both literally and figuratively.

A poem by Jada Yee, “Follow the Recipe,” captures the sort of meditation caused by everyday actions.

In a short story by Laurence Levey, “Yidiot,” a man attends a meditation class and comes to some unexpected self-realizations.

Lana Bella’s poem, “Facing East on Basho Pond,” evokes a well-known poet with an intensity of imagery.


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.