Thursday, June 17, 2010

a turn away from disaster´s overwhelming enormity to a more manageable individual scale

Gulf Coast Pier
Poets for Living Waters

is a poetry action in response to the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
Its editors, Amy King and Heidi Lynn Staples, explain their mission like this: 
The first law of ecology states that everything is connected to everything else. An appreciation of this systemic connectivity suggests a wide range of poetry will offer a meaningful response to the current crisis, including work that harkens back to Hurricane Katrina and the ongoing regional effects.
This online periodical is the first in a planned series of actions.  Further actions will include a print anthology and a public reading in Washington DC.

Also, here´s a useful interview with Amy King about gender, publishing, action, and poetry on the internet.

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