"I am 3/4ths Canadian, and one 4th New Englander - I had ancestors on both sides in the Revolutionary war." - Elizabeth Bishop

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

From our correspondent in Canberra, Australia

On 25 February 2012, The Canberra Times, in Australia, published “At Home with Elizabeth Bishop,” by Moya Pacey. This piece was adapted from Moya’s “First Encounter,” which was posted here a short time ago. Moya scanned the page of the Times and sent it to me. When I asked her if I could post the photos, she said yes. It is delightful to see Bishop’s Nova Scotia making a bit of a splash “down under” – to know that Great Village and Nova Scotia’s EB100 celebrations are remembered so fondly by Moya, who was involved in the Elizabeth Bishop Centenary Arts Festival in August 2011 – indeed, she is the winner in the Adult Category of the writing competition. Moya was such an engaged participant in the festival that she established her place firmly in the hearts of all who meet her. I was delighted that she felt compelled to share her Nova Scotia/Elizabeth Bishop experience with her family, friends and neighbours in Canberra. You are welcome back any time, Moya!

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