To recognize World Ocean Day, Poets for Living Waters has invited organizers around the world to host reading actions on their shores.  If you would like further details, please contact the Activist nearest you. 




  • Tallahassee, Florida:
    Sunday, June 13, 2010
    7:00pm – 9:30pm
    Fermentation Lounge
    113 All Saints St.
    Tallahassee, FL

    Activist: Sandra Simonds,



  • NYC: Poets for Living Waters Reading
    @ Unnameable Books
    Brooklyn, NY 
    Activists: Nicole Cooley, Brenda Iijima, & Amy King,





  • Los Angeles (Redondo Beach), CA: Coffee Cartel, 1820 S. Catalina Ave. Activists: Larry Colker, Jim Doane, and Sarah Maclay


As part the Gulf Coast Poetry Tour, Poets for Living Waters contributors will be reading in Houston:

Sept 14th, Tuesday–8pm reading at Borders, 3025 Kirby

Offsite Reading in Washington D.C.

Gulf Tolls – A Poetry Reading in Tribute to the Gulf of Mexico and Surrounding Regions

Saturday, February 5, 5-7 pm, Busboys & Poets 14th and V Streets NW. $5 suggested donation. None turned away.

Split This Rock and Poets for Living Waters are partnering to offer a poetry tribute to the Gulf of Mexico and the surrounding regions. Readers will include: Naomi Ayala, Ana Bozicevic, Nicole Cooley, Peter Cooley, Amy King, Brenda Hillman, Katherine Howell, Brenda Iijima, Jan Heller Levi, Gregory Pardlo, Lisa Pegram, Martha Serpas, Kevin Simmonds, Sandra Simmonds, Jonathan Skinner, Patricia Smith, Heidi Lynn Staples, Melissa Tuckey, Anne Waldman, and more. Please join us for a night of provocation and witness.

6 thoughts on “Actions

  1. I will relocate in La Réunion island within 2 weeks: what about starting a worshop/activists group there?
    What does it take?
    I welcome your advice.
    Thomas Besch

  2. Wonderful! Ann Waldman talked about this site and the wonderful poets making a difference during this tragic event and the after actions or lack there of at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa last summer. I hope I can be on your list for news and updates. I know will work on my poem to send in to this revolution. Many thanks. peace ko shin, Bob Hanson

  3. I’d like to see us do a public reading for the Austin, TX area, and maybe try to pull in folks from the gulf coast; or another alternative is to do one in Galveston. I have contacts among poets there, and perhaps I could facilitate an event. What do you think?

    Christopher Bear Beam

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