I turned myself into a Voice Planter, a predictable metamorphosis after having planted the voices of poets on the Poetry Sound Library and now in the trees and the landscape with an App.
If you would like to be part of Voice of Trees, please write to us. You too can become a Voice Planter.
You will receive our logo and all the support to save trees and plant voices of poets you love where they are needed. The voice planters have some characteristics. I summarise them here.
If you recognise yourself, come forward and receive the logo and all the information to become ambassadors of the voice and a voice planter.
- Voice planters are kind people, with an embarrassing kindness that sometimes makes them fragile. They are more like bamboo than oaks. But like oaks they know how to stand between the sky and earth with grace.
- Voice planters believe that everything speaks. And that everything that has a voice (even the most feeble) has the right to be heard.
- Voice planters believe that trees have a voice and that we should try to listen to trees.
- Voice planters plant voices of poets in the air because they believe that poetry, which oscillates between sound and silence, is suitable to the air.
- Voice planters can be polite "troublemakers", sometimes they disturb those who prefer silence and oblivion. They encourage action poetry and sometimes marry causes they believe in while politely rejecting those they don't believe in.
- Voice planters do very practical things: like sharing the QR Code of the installations, talk about "Voice of trees" to others and other interesting things.
- Voice planers collect tree memories and share them to sow them in the air ...
There are more features ... but I do not have more time. I will add more soon.
Some voice planters:
Marilyne Bertoncini (France)
Michael Rothenberg (USA)
Lucio Lazzaruolo (Italy)
Tomasa Pala (Tolfa, Italy)
Katti Martino (Naples)
Floriana Coppola (Naples)
Barbara Marchand (Rome)
Marco Sonzogni (New Zealand)