When I was younger, I would spend hours each month poring over my favorite magazines the moment I grabbed them from the mail pile. I was a fan of the mainstream teen magazine titles, but I also had a pretty insatiable ‘zine habit – you remember? The usually-self-published mini-magazines that you could pretty much find on any topic if you dug deep enough? I still have a couple of issues of Cometbus laying around as well as a few obscure health related zines. Funny!
Favorite Parts of Greenwoman Issue #4 (Winter 2012 / Spring 2013)
- Poetry: It has been so long since I've indulged in poetry – it was a welcome treat. I particularly liked a piece called Grow by Carolyn Williams-Noren.
- Info/Education: Dan Murphy's column Slow Ride: The Seed, The Radicle, and the Revolution about social influence was particularly informative.
- Robust list of contributors: The issue boasts a 3-page contributor list, offering a well-rounded body of essays, fiction, and other pieces. One of my favorite articles in the magazine was On Yucca Moths and Four Leaf Clovers by Lucy Bell. I read it twice – funny and touching.
- Artwork: The written content is what makes this magazine shine, but it's fun to look at, too. Beautiful artwork, interesting photographs and various illustrations throughout the issue.
Update: Greenwoman is offering a free sample digital issue (Issue #3) to those who sign up for their mailing list!