The Enpipe Line

478466_284578088279763_212613706_oWhat is so poignant about The Enpipe Line is not its length (over 70,000 km) or its capacity (barrels of words per day, the poem as tanker) but, quite simply, its presence. Online for over a year, the project resonates as a manifestation of mindfulness, a manifesto on devotion to our world and inscribing that attention into the earth and water works of our imagination and our desire for a sustaining world. These poems, drawings, stories, statements–words and gestures–are more than anethemas to Enbridge’s Northern Gateway proposals; they are actual and necessary functions of being here, measures of our own animal presence, and witness to a threatening greed and ignorance. Kilometre after kilometre, The Enpipe Line occupies its space by writing in it. —Fred Wah

About Christine Leclerc

Christine Leclerc lives in Vancouver / Unceded Coast Salish Territory. Interests include human rights, environment, literature and design.

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