Where Bishop Landed
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Published in: November-December 2015 issue.


Elizabeth BishopElizabeth Bishop: The North Haven Journal, 1974-1979
Edited by Eleanor M. McPeck
North Haven Library, Inc. 80 pages, $18.95


WHEN I WENT to North Haven, Maine, for the first time last July, I took the same ferry service out of Rockland—possibly even the same boat—that carried Elizabeth Bishop there in 1974. Like Bishop, I found myself gripped by the island’s startling, plain beauty, complete with Queen Anne’s lace, balsam firs, a hodgepodge of wooden houses and barns, distant hills, and an encircling blue boundary of sea.

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