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

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Henri Cole remembers a visit to the Elizabeth Bishop House

American poet Henri Cole spent some time at the Elizabeth Bishop House in Great Village early in July 2021, the first American visitor to stay there after the Canadian government opened the border to vaccinated Americans. The pandemic had kept international artists away for well over a year. Henri wrote a reminiscence of his time in the village and it has recently appeared online with The Paris Review. Exciting.

This past Sunday, CBC TV's program Land and Sea aired a program about the antique shops in Great Village. It can be viewed online on CBC Gem. Another exciting development. Great to have this focus on the village, which has become an antiquing destination. A good deal of attention is paid to Layton's Store and the former St. James Church.
(Great Village seen from the top of St. James Church)