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Despite snow, Poetree project launches poems

Despite snow, Poetree project launches poems


Snow didn't stop almost 300 people from plucking poems from trees Saturday in Forest Park, organizers of the St. Louis Poetree Project say.

"We have had 'pluckers' address poems to Barack Obama, Mayor Slay, parents, places they used to live, strangers, secret lovers," the project's organizers, Mallory Nezam and Henry Goldkamp said in an emailed news release.

"The event was breathtaking. The snow created sights, sounds, and poetry in the most beautiful way we could have imagined. We installed 1,000 poems in total and nearly 300 visitors plucked and packaged 300 poems."

The project now hopes to gather stories from some of those who receive the verses. Any comment, Mayor Slay? 

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