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Video: Poet Trees Grow In Houston’s Buffalo Bayou Park

Three large ribbon-wrapped “Poet-Trees” are on display at Buffalo Bayou Park for National Poetry month.

An eye-catching outdoor art project is encouraging Houstonians to write poems.

Three large ribbon-wrapped “Poet-Trees” are on display at Buffalo Bayou Park for the month of April — National Poetry Month. Hundreds of notes have been pinned to the tree trunks already. 

This the second year that visual artist Nichola Parente and the nonprofit Writers In The Schools, or WITS have partnered to bring Poet-Trees to life. 

This story appeared on Arts InSight, airing Friday nights at 8:30 on Houston Public Media TV 8.

Check out more coverage of National Poetry Month with our feature, Voices and Versus: A Poem A Day Series.

 

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Tomeka Weatherspoon is an Emmy-award winning producer. She produces segments, the weekly television program Arts InSight, the short film showcase The Territory and a forthcoming digital series on innovation. Originally from the Midwest, Tomeka studied convergence journalism from the world’s first journalism school at the University of Missouri. She has...

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