As Big As Life

Lavinia Greenlaw travels to Great Village in Nova Scotia to explore the childhood landscape of Elizabeth Bishop, one of the most important poets of the 20th century.

Even though Bishop only lived in Great Village for three years in her infancy, the place, the people and the way of life resonate throughout her work.

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Lavinia Greenlaw travels to Great Village in Nova Scotia to explore the childhood landscape of Elizabeth Bishop, one of the most important poets of the 20th century.

Even though Bishop only lived in Great Village for three years in her infancy, the place, the people and the way of life resonate throughout her work.