PRAISE & ACCOLADES
Germinations –a wonderfully apt title for a first book of excellent poetry. There is a quiet Zen quality to these wise, witty, whimsical, rich poems nourished in the fertile landscapes of the Northern Midwest. Here the bird calls, movement of the seasons, the night sky, the labor, and the ambiguity of it all will germinate reflection. Undergirding this is the voice of a mature, assured, skilled poet. The very title Germinations, we hope, signals many more fine books to come by Greg Galbraith.
MARY SUE KOEPPEL
Author of Between the Bones,
Poems coeditor of No One’s Easy Daughter (Imago Press 2017)
After graduating with a degree in Dairy Science from the University of Illinois in 1981, Greg Galbraith was the Assistant Manager on two farms before buying his own farm in eastern Marathon County Wisconsin, where his ancestors began farming in 1890. Together with his wife Wendy and son David, they own and operate a 120 cow grazing based dairy farm. As of this writing, they are in their second year of the three-year transition to becoming certified organic dairy producers.
Greg's interests are varied and have resulted in an extensive collection of photography, journaled writing, a collection of poems published in 2017 titled Germinations, and several hand built guitars. In November of 2017 he began a sideline occupation as a freelance agricultural journalist. This has led to a weekly column in Wisconsin's largest agricultural newspaper, Agri-View.