Sunday, February 24, 2013

Blog Tour Stop & Review: Greenwoman Magazine

Greenwoman Magazine 
Winter 2012/Spring 2013

About Greenwoman

"Greenwoman Magazine celebrates garden writing in all its forms: fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, commentary, biography, art, and comics! 

Daring and fun, Greenwoman is for the hip gardener who loves digging into the world of art and environmental thought that underlies gardening."

Greenwoman Magazine is a completely independent, one-woman-owned-and-run publication.  (Well, two-women, when Sandra’s daughter Zora, who is the Deputy Editor, has time from her full-time college work).

My Review

Greenwoman Magazine: A Literary Garden is chock full of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, commentary, book reviews, arts, and comics. It’s an ideal read for those interested in homesteading, gardening, and literature with a natural theme.

The contributors offer quality writing that is engaging and fun. I found myself immersed in this issue, enjoying the artwork, and gaining some great information along the way. It is a unique publication that stands out from others in similar genres, and most importantly it is a one-woman-owned-and-run magazine!

The pieces that I enjoyed the most are:
  • Poultry Season by Bonnie Simon
Bonnie writes about her chickens and the emotional bond she forms with them. I love how the chickens ultimately become her pets.

All day long, my little bird-friends roam around the backyard, doing what chickens were born to do. They run around and flap their wings. They eat all the kitchen scraps in what used to be the compost pile. They hold meetings under the deck. They make me laugh and remind me how to greet every day as an opportunity for something good.
  • A Generous Season by Tom Preble
My heart strings were tugged while reading Tom’s piece. I never knew how romantic someone could make a story about their sweetheart’s garden and the overflowing growth they create with their green thumb.
  • Grow by Carolyn Williams-Noren
  • Diary of a Garden Goddess by Sandra Knauf
Sandy documents her part-time work as a professional gardener over a three-month period. Her writing is smart and witty as she describes the strenuous work, various clients, co-workers, and her love of gardens. I could read an entire zine or book made up of Sandy’s garden entries. She is a fabulous writer. 


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