poetry and prose about place

new book about covered bridges in New Brunswick – coming soon!

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In New Brunswick, we love our covered bridges. They are part of our history … a walk inside a covered bridge gives you access to  one of the best ‘written’ pages you will ever read, the carved and scribbled notations of a century of passers-by.



My new book ‘in the shelter of the covered bridge’ (published by Chapel Street Editions) is a tribute to the value of our covered bridges as part of our landscape and ecology.  In the book are 73 of my poems about plants and animals living in the vicinity of the covered bridge.  Many of the poems are about the ways humans use the spaces inside the covered bridge.


in the shelter of the covered bridge’ includes poems about 35 different covered bridges, most crossing the St. John River or its many tributaries. There are also poems about a few bridges in Charlotte and Westmorland Counties.



My book is also illustrated with 21 of my drawings of covered bridges and the animals and plants that live there. The cover illustration is from my painting ‘apple tree, Malone Bridge.’



I hope you will buy a copy of my book! I will keep you posted on the publication date and availability!


If you would like to win a paperback, postage-paid copy of ‘in the shelter of the covered bridge’ enter the draw by leaving a comment here on any post of my blog from now until I get my 500th follower, sometime within the next few weeks or days.  You can also enter by leaving a comment on any posting of my blog on my Facebook page. One entry per commenter per post.


Copyright Jane Tims 2017

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  1. For me, the most interesting aspect of your New Brunswick covered bridge heritage is that it is not a 19th Century story but one of the 20th Century. 20th Century bridges built for 20th Century vehicles and loads.

    Making it all that much more puzzling that Province officials seem to have given up on this almost unique heritage now in the 21st.

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    Will Truax

    October 22, 2017 at 10:19 am

    • Agreed. There are so many reasons to protect our heritage, especially when the design is well-suited to our climate and maintainable.


      jane tims

      October 24, 2017 at 3:01 pm

  2. This will make an awesome Christmas gift. I have family out west who will love one.

    Liked by 1 person

    Cynthia West

    October 21, 2017 at 10:24 am

  3. I love Covered Bridges & am sorry there are so few left in New Brunswick, would love to win a copy of your book. They are such a great part of our history.


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    Shirley Fox

    October 20, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    • Hi Shirley. You are entered in the draw. We have 59 covered bridges left and it looks like we will have to protect every single one!


      jane tims

      October 20, 2017 at 5:07 pm

  4. As I think I’ve mentioned before, covered bridges are completely “alien” to me, so it’s been interesting to see your different images.

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    October 20, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    • Interesting. Although we have only 59 left in New Brunswick, they are a feature of our built landscape!


      jane tims

      October 20, 2017 at 5:05 pm

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