Great story about poets feeling an urgency to do something in response to the BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill.
A telling paragraph in the article is this one:
King and Staples modeled their group after Poets Against War, a popular Web site established in January 2003 that solicits and anthologizes poems protesting war, though Staples and King wanted Poets for Living Waters to be “for” something, rather than “against.” Yet “people are sending in a lot of work reflecting anger and grief about what’s happened,” Staples says. Even so, the two poets believe such emotion is simply part of the process of mobilizing the community.
The whole article from the Poets & Writer’s website is here: http://www.pw.org/content/poets_act_on_oil_spill