tree poetry

July 31, 2017

In the projects-we-love file: Ariel Gordon’s TreeTalk in Winnipeg. The poet, who is currently artist-in-residence at the Tallest Poppy restaurant (a project organized by Synonym Art Consultation), conducted a tree-appreciation workshop and then invited the public to “write a short poem, message or secret” on a tag and attach it to the large elm right outside. Read the story in CBCNews Manitoba.

From the Facebook event page:
About Ariel Gordon
Ariel Gordon is a Winnipeg writer. Both her books of poetry, Stowaways (2014) and Hump (2010) won the Lansdowne Prize for Poetry at the Manitoba Book Awards. She is currently working on two books, GUSH, a collection of literary work on menstruation for Calgary’s Frontenac House, edited with Tanis MacDonald and Rosanna Deerchild, and Treed, a book of creative non-fiction about Winnipeg’s urban forest for Hamilton’s Wolsak & Wynn. Other recent projects include curating the National Poetry Month in the Winnipeg Free Press project two years running.

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photo: Cliff Simpson/CBC

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