Poet laureate of Canada adds voice to McLellan Park East campaign
Editor: An installation of tree poems by local poets, students, award-winning and established poets, emerging poets, and children from all across Canada is now on display in the forest known as McLellan Forest East in Glen Valley. The Poet Laureate of Canada, Fred Wah, has just added a poem to the mix. The poems will be suspended from the trees throughout the holiday season.
This is one of a series of arts initiatives to raise awareness about the possible future sale of McLellan Forest East, on 257A Street just north of 84 Avenue. The public is welcome to come enjoy a stroll through the forest while taking in the images and reflections of poets. The project was inspired by the ancient Chinese poet Han Shan, who hung his poems on trees.