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Featured Works: Week of Aug. 21 (Writing & Inspiration)

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How do you write? From where do the ideas spring? How do you bridge the gap between the nascent thought and a finished work? This week’s contributors explore that liminal space. “Flower Girl” by Michael Lee Johnson uses floral imagery to depict how poems bloom, or fade. “My intense intents indent the bubbles” by Twixt ruminates on possible futures, as an exercise in language. “The Office” by Craig Kirchner takes us inside a poet’s work space, and inside the writing process. “From crackling within” by Ayaz Daryl Nielsen provides a snapshot of inspiration. “Soul an...

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Featured Works: Week of Apr. 2 (Love)

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Explore the many facets of romantic love with this week’s contributors, from yearning to reciprocation to weathering challenges.  “In Love” by David Sapp starts our journey with adolescent infatuation. “Dear Memory II” by Kevin J.B. O’Connor recalls a past relationship with a mixture of emotions. “Tree and Grass” by James B. Nicola delves into nature as a metaphor for a past love. “What a Parasite Would Say” by Carson Pytell adopts a botanic viewpoint that could as easily refer to an unhealthy relationship. “The Mathematics of Love” by Vicki Iorio uses...

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Featured Works: Week of March 26 (Renewal)

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A lot has happened since an issue of Wild Violet last came out, but we are back! In the spirit of renewal, this week’s contributors offer fresh eyes on ordinary things. “All these peach blossoms” by Ayaz Daryl Nielsen evokes the rebirth of spring. “Only You Could Catch Me” by David Sapp recalls the memory of a childhood rescue. “Crows and dragonflies” by Ayaz Daryl Nielsen examines the inspiration of nature.   If you are a contributor who prefers to send submissions via the postal service, use our new address:  Wild Violet P.O. Box 887 Havertown, Pa....

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Featured Works: Week of Feb. 22 (The Arts)

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In trying times, the arts provide refuge. Whether escaping into a fictional world, or finding relief through laughter, or simply being inspired, the arts improve our lives. That concept is as true today as when Wild Violet was founded to provide a “place for the arts,” as this week’s contributors illustrate. In “The Wrong Kiiid Died,” actor, writer and artist Raymond J. Barry provides an impressionistic account of his experiences shooting a scene in a comedy film.  “Rehearsals” by R. Steve Benson uses the language of dance and theater to relate a life...

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Featured Works: Week of Jan. 18 (News)

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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...

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Featured Works: Week of Dec. 28 (Memory)

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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...

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