poetry and prose about place

2020 resolution realized!

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In the early days of 2020 I designed a project for myself … to hunt down and organize my older poems. I set a goal to organize the poems into files and to create (and independently publish) three poetry books from three of the files. I had a good start on these books since I had already completed the poems and the illustrations. Some revision work and formatting was left to be done.

The three books are done! I have a new book of poetry published: blueberries and mink – summers on my grandfather’s farm. To order from Amazon, click here


A brief history and description of the three:



In early September, I published ghosts are lonely here, a book of 45 poems and 14 of my original illustrations about abandoned features of the human landscape. If you are fascinated by abandoned houses, bridges, vehicles, churches and so on, you will love these poems. To order a copy from Amazon,


In early December, I published niche, a book of 65 poems and 16 illustrations about the spaces plants and animals, including humans, occupy. With a foreword by my friend, award-winning poet Roger Moore, these are poems about plants and animals in the places where I have lived: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Alberta. To order a copy from Amazon,


Yesturday, I completed my review of the proof of the third and final book in my 2020 series: blueberries and mink – summers on my grandfather’s farm. This book was begun as an exploration of the various buildings on my grandfather’s Nova Scotia farm and evolved to tell the story of change on the farm. It contains some very personal memories of my visits each summer to the farm and my ramblings in the surrounding countryside. The book has 45 poems and includes 26 illustrations. To order a copy from Amazon,


By the end of January, these three books will be available in Westminster Books in Fredericton, or from me directly.


Three new books on my author’s shelf! Hooray!


All my best!


Written by jane tims

December 30, 2020 at 1:00 pm

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  1. 3 books of poetry, ya say? Sounds like 2020–though so bleak, and gloomy, and dark, and dismal, and ever so depressingly sad–turned out to be your kind of year, Ms. Jane.

    And I’ve said this before, but … love your titles.


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    January 2, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    • yes, you are correct. I know there was illness and death as a result of Covid, but for me, isolation provides ideal working conditions. as for the titles, they come from a line in the poems contained in a book. thanks!


      jane tims

      January 2, 2021 at 5:20 pm

  2. Congratulations Jane! Super impressed with this accomplishments.

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    Ken Browne

    December 30, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    • Thanks Ken. One thing working in government taught me is how to juggle multiple tasks.


      jane tims

      December 30, 2020 at 6:07 pm

  3. Hurray and congrats, Jane. A VERY impressive accomplishment!!

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    Jane Fritz

    December 30, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    • I am terrified the world electrical grid will go down and my poems will all be lost in the ether….. at least this way I can eat blueberries and hazelnut in front of my fire and read my poetry.

      Liked by 1 person

      jane tims

      December 30, 2020 at 2:44 pm

  4. Jane, I am so proud of you and can’t wait to own and read these new books. Congratulations my friend!

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    Sandy Waite

    December 30, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    • hi Sandy. As always, thank you. You are my greatest fan! Hope you enjoy ‘ghosts are lonely here!’


      jane tims

      December 30, 2020 at 2:24 pm

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