Poet Trees Installation, as seen on PBS Houston Public Media, 2017

Nicola Parente partnered with Writers in the Schools (WITS) to transform trees into “poet-trees” in Houston during National Poetry Month. Parente dressed trees at Buffalo Bayou Park. Visitors were encouraged to write a poem, sentiment or thought and hang it on the trees. This interactive installation had more than 7,000 tags over the course of 4 weeks.

This project is funded through a grant from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance. Special thanks to Buffalo Bayou Partnership.