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Poet-Trees Encourage Anyone to Channel Their Inner Bard

(Above: Poetry and messages attached to a tree as part of the Poet-Trees project from Writers in the Schools. Photo Courtesy: WITS) Last April, during National Poetry Month, Writers in the Schools (WITS) began a new project around Buffalo Bayou called the Poet-Trees, where people could write poems or messages and attach them to trees […]

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(Above: Poetry and messages attached to a tree as part of the Poet-Trees project from Writers in the Schools. Photo Courtesy: WITS)

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Last April, during National Poetry Month, Writers in the Schools (WITS) began a new project around Buffalo Bayou called the Poet-Trees, where people could write poems or messages and attach them to trees in the area.

This year, they're doing it again, with the hope of expanding the trees in a DIY format for anyone who wants to create their own poet-tree.

We learn more about the project from Robin Reagler, the executive director of WITS, and Jackson Neal, a local Boy Scout from Sugar Land who made Poet-Trees part of his Eagle Scout project.

MORE: Voices and Verses: A Poem-A-Day Series (Houston Public Media, April 2017)