poetry and prose about place

‘within easy reach’

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This spring, I will celebrate the publication of my first book of poetry!


‘within easy reach’ is a result of my 2012 project ‘growing and gathering’ supported by artsnb (the New Brunswick Arts Board). The poems focus on harvesting and eating local foods, especially wild foods. My book will be published by Chapel Street Editions, Woodstock, New Brunswick.


The book will include about sixty poems as well as some of my black and white pencil drawings. These are poems about picking blackberries and blueberries, eating coastal favorites like goose tongue greens and samphire, buying smelts from a truck at the roadside and fishing for landlocked salmon. Every poem is based on a personal experience of harvesting and using local foods.


During the next few posts, I will tell you more about my book and its poems and drawings. I can’t wait to show it to you!



‘fiddleheads’ – a wild food eaten every spring in New Brunswick


Copyright 2016 Jane Tims

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  1. Congratulations, Jane! (Our local food co-op is named Fiddleheads…)

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    Barbara Rodgers

    February 9, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    • Hi Barbara. Sounds like people eat fiddleheads there too! Thanks! Glad you are feeling better. Jane


      jane tims

      February 10, 2016 at 8:27 am

  2. And I can’t wait to hear/see more!

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    betty anne

    February 8, 2016 at 7:47 am

  3. Congrats on the book, Jane.
    You’re a poet, a writer, an artist, a botanist –
    and now to be published for all the world to see.
    I hate you.

    Liked by 1 person


    February 8, 2016 at 7:45 am

    • Hi Neil. That’s just fine, as long as you buy a copy of my book! Thank you!


      jane tims

      February 8, 2016 at 8:01 am

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