poetry and prose about place

grant from artsnb

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I am so pleased to announce – I have recieved a grant in the field of literary arts (B Category) from artsnb – the New Brunswick Arts Board. The Board has supported my work before, for my poetry manuscripts about ‘growing and gathering local foods’ and ‘harvesting colour’.


This new project will be to write a manuscript of poems about plants and animals growing in, around and under covered bridges. ‘In the shelter of the covered bridge’ will  explore the natural history of these covered bridges, looking at how covered bridges modify the landscape and create a special environment for plants and animals. Because of my interest in human history, I’ll include poetry about the people who make use of the spaces of the covered bridge.



woodpecker holes in an end of the Mill Settlement Covered Bridge – all sorts of possibilities for poetry


Since experience is so important to the writing of poetry, one part of my project will be to continue my travels to the covered bridges in the province, especially the 31 covered bridges in the St. John River watershed. Every visit will suggest new subject matter for me to explore with words.


Of all the elements of this project, I think I will most enjoy the chance to show how important these bridges are to our natural and cultural history in New Brunswick.


Copyright 2015 Jane Tims


Written by jane tims

July 20, 2015 at 7:35 am

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  1. Congratulations, Jane! 🙂

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    July 28, 2015 at 7:09 pm

  2. Congratulations on your grant!!! Good job!

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    July 21, 2015 at 3:59 pm

  3. Congratulations, Jane!

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    Barbara Rodgers

    July 21, 2015 at 8:32 am

  4. Congrats on the grant, Jane. This will be money well spent … on one of my mostest favouritest poets. Not to steal your thunder, but I got word of a grant acceptance today, too – $72 from Natural Resources. Yeah, they reimbursed me for a moose lottery fee. Seems my writer’s grant application somehow got stuffed into the wrong barrel – got forwarded to Atlantic Lotto. When my application came up in the 45 million dollar draw, the numbers in my request for $4,643.58 matched those on the winning ticket! As a good PR gesture, Fredericton gave me a set of moose antlers, a free weekend in Larry’s Gulch, and, get this Janie-girl, some bigwig bureaucrat even offered to erase my name from the camp guest list! All I had to do was promise to write a haiku about a moose running amuck in the Legislature and they gave me back my 72 bucks! Who says the government is out of touch with the common people?
    All the best.
    Gotta go.
    PS – It’s 5 -7 – 5 isn’t it? (No – not haiku lines; I mean the winning numbers in GeoSweep. Oh, wait – that went belly-up didn’t it? Bellyup? Hey! Maybe I’ll do some fishing at the Gulch after all.)

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    July 20, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    • Hi Neil. As usual, you are way cleverer than all the pencil pushers. Thanks for the congratulations. This will be a great way to brush up on plant identification and bird calls. Hope I see a moose on my adventures, but not too close! Jane


      jane tims

      July 21, 2015 at 9:24 am

  5. Congratulations!

    Do you have a list of the covered bridges?



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    Bruce McKenna

    July 20, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    • Hi Bruce. Yes, there is a great list on the government DOT website – gives the name, directions on how to get there, date built, span lengths, etc. They are also listed by county. Just Google ‘covered bridges New Brunswick’ and it should be one of the first hits. Great day trip destinations! Jane


      jane tims

      July 21, 2015 at 9:19 am

  6. Congratulations

    Liked by 1 person


    July 20, 2015 at 5:28 pm

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