NICOLA PARENTE “Poet Trees” | 2018

Dear Houston Poet-Trees Poems of Love from a City of Resilience After the storm, our city united to help each other in a time of need. In conjunction with National Poetry Month ( in April 2018. These Poet Trees were created by artist Nicola Parente in collaboration with Writers in the Schools. This marks the third consecutive year that Poet Trees were created on this site. People at the park were invited to take a tag and write a poem, letter, or wish, then tie it to the tree. Share their pics on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #poettree @witshouston. The “Dear Houston” poet-trees project is a collaboration between Writers in the Schools (WITS), the Buffalo Bayou Partnership (, and artist Nicola Parente ( The trees were located on the Buffalo Bayou Trails (Eleanor Tinsley Park near Allen Parkway).


This video was taken a few hours after the Poet Tree installation was completed.