Guest Writers and Contributors

Guest Poet Dayle Olson

Reflections on a Natural World: Three Works by Guest Poet Dayle Olson

Reflections on a Natural World: Three Works by Guest Poet Dayle Olson This week, guest poet Dayle Olson returns to The Renaissance Garden Guy with three short works that brilliantly – and lovingly – demonstrate her keen awareness, appreciation, and respect for the natural world’s glories, no matter their size, and no matter their scope.

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"The Marfan Man" by Guest Writer Eva Newcastle

“The Marfan Man” by Guest Writer Eva Newcastle

“The Marfan Man” by Guest Writer Eva Newcastle “The Marfan Man” by guest writer Eva Newcastle marks the supremely talented novelist’s debut here on The Renaissance Garden Guy.  You’ll not soon forget this brilliant, achingly beautiful short story. Greetings, readers and subscribers.  I’m honored and thrilled to welcome a very special guest writer to The

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Nature's Grace: Guest Poet Dayle Olson's Wondrous Reflections

Nature’s Grace: Guest Poet Dayle Olson’s Wondrous Reflections

Nature’s Grace: Guest Poet Dayle Olson’s Wondrous Reflections Nature’s grace is indeed the subject of guest poet Dayle Olson’s reflections in today’s very special feature.  The acclaimed published poet makes her debut on The Renaissance Garden Guy with her contribution of two profoundly beautiful works that thoughtfully celebrate some of the natural world’s more gentle,

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"Perfect Disasters" by Laura Lewis-Barr

“Perfect Disasters” by Laura Lewis-Barr

“Perfect Disasters” by Laura Lewis-Barr “Perfect Disasters” by Laura Lewis-Barr serves as a jolly cautionary vacationing tale which arrives just in time for the holiday travel crush.  The award-winning filmmaker, author, and educator relates some of her more memorable trip-taking mishaps in this light-hearted lamentation. Perfect Disasters By Laura Lewis-Barr My husband and I stink

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Guest Writer Mary Hrovat

Guest Writer Mary Hrovat Reviews Tree Story by Valerie Trouet

Guest Writer Mary Hrovat Reviews Tree Story by Valerie Trouet The Renaissance Garden Guy welcomes acclaimed and supremely talented guest writer Mary Hrovat as she reviews Tree Story: The History of the World Written in Rings by researcher and author Valerie Trouet. This week, I am very pleased and honored to welcome guest writer Mary Hrovat

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Guest Writer Nenad Knežević

Guest Writer Nenad Knežević on Nature and Poetry’s Nexus

Guest Writer Nenad Knežević on Nature and Poetry’s Nexus This week, The Renaissance Garden Guy hosts guest writer Nenad Knežević, creator of the internationally renowned Grammaticus website and blog.  The esteemed writer and academician contributes a beautiful essay on the joys of walking amidst nature, the art of appreciating poetry, and the singular pleasure of

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Readers Show Me Your Gardens 2022

Our Gardens, Our Lives: Parallels Examined by Laura Lewis-Barr

Our Gardens, Our Lives: Parallels Examined by Laura Lewis-Barr With this week’s offering, Laura Lewis-Barr returns to The Renaissance Garden Guy and reveals another of her passions: gardening.  And she’s quick to point out the remarkable parallels that exist between the vicissitudes of our own lives, and the happenings in our gardens.  The award-winning filmmaker,

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Katha Kissman on the History of The New Buffalo Railroad Museum

Katha Kissman on the History of The New Buffalo Railroad Museum As a co-founder and board member of The New Buffalo Railroad Museum, published author and guest writer Katha Kissman offers an insider’s understanding of the history of this beloved southwest Michigan institution. As I’ve written before, I’m a lover of great museums.  Doesn’t matter

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Guest Writer Laura Lewis-Barr

Life Through a Jungian Lens: Guest Writer Laura Lewis-Barr on the Theories of Carl Jung

Life Through a Jungian Lens: Guest Writer Laura Lewis-Barr on the Theories of Carl Jung This week, The Renaissance Garden Guy welcomes guest writer Laura Lewis-Barr.  The award-winning filmmaker and author discusses her introduction to the work of the renowned psychologist and its impact on her thoughts and vocation. The first time I watched one

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