Christine Leclerc of Prince George is the chief instigator of the The Enpipe Line Editorial Collective, a group of poets whose on-line presence to resist the Enbridge tar sands pipleline resulted in a poetry collection, The Enpipe Line (Creekstone 2012). Description: 178 pages, 9X6 inches, perfect bound. ISBN: 978-0-9783195-6-4 Price: $18

According to publicity materials:

"The Enpipe Line goes dream vs. dream with Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway Pipelines. If built, these 1,170 kilometre pipelines will carry tars sands oil and its poisonous by-products across more than 700 streams and rivers between Alberta and the BC port of Kitimat. In Kitimat, crude oil would be pumped into supertankers for export, threatening the fragile coastal ecosystem with a major spill. Originally conceived as a 1,170 kilometre-long collaborative line of poetry to match the length of the proposed pipelines, The Enpipe Line has grown to over 70,000 kilometres. Its community of poets comes from all ages and walks of life: woodworkers, painters, environmental campaigners, single parents, professors, children. This book, like the pipeline it opposes, outlines a dream. But, unlike Enbridge's proposal, The Enpipe Line represents the shared desire of living community: that the Northern Gateway Pipelines proposal never see the light of day."

For an audio from the launch outside Enbridge's Burrard Street tar sands pipeline office in Vancouver, B.C. March 23, 2012, including protest poems performed by Poet Laureate Fred Wah and poets Elaine Woo, Stephen Collis, Renee Sarojini Saklikar, Marilyn Belak and Mercedes Eng, with a speech from Jessie Schwarz, MC-ed by Ray Hsu, visit:

http://soundcloud.com/christine-leclerc/the-enpipe-line-launch-yvr-03?utm_campaign=timeline&utm_content=http%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fchristine-leclerc%2Fthe-enpipe-line-launch-yvr-03&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=soundcloud#_=_

Also see below.

[BCBW 2012]