#LitsyPoetry365 Day 236 - Daybreak
And that ends my posts about the poetry collection COLD PASTORAL. I hope you enjoyed some ecopoetry! 🌎
#LitsyPoetry365 Day 235 - Field Note, 2011
Wilbert Collins was a lifelong oyster fisherman, from generations of oyster fishers, and one of the many whose livelihoods were almost completely wiped out by the massive oil spill that resulted from the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. He passed away on May 27, 2017 at 79 years old.
#LitsyPoetry365 Day 234 - In Which She Considers the Water
Since 2014, the town of Flint, MI has been devastated by toxicity in the local water supply. Due to aged pipes and insufficient treatment of water, dangerous levels of lead, chlorine, and other toxins were present. The severity was downplayed by politicians, and it wasn't until public outcry over outbreaks of lead-blood poisoning, Legionnaire's Disease, and others that anything was done.
#LitsyPoetry365 Day 229 - Corexit 9527A
Corexit 9527A is a chemical used in the cleanup process of an oil spill. Typically applied by spraying from an airplane or the deck of a ship, it emulsified oil from large, floating slicks into tiny droplets that are supposed to allow bacteria in the water to consume it. However, it is highly toxic to marine life. Over 1 million gallons were applied in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
#LitsyPoetry365 Day 226 - Report of the Commission
Dewey Revette, Stephen Curtis, and Jason Anderson -drillers & foreman- were the first to realize that there was a problem with the Macondo.
Dewey Revette was 48 years old.
Stephen Curtis was 40 years old and left behind his wife and two children.
Jason Anderson was 35 years old, a husband, and father of two. He was 9 hours away from leaving for a new assignment when the disaster began.
#LitsyPoetry365 Day 225 - The Mud Room
Gordon Jones was a mud engineer, 28 years old when he died in the Deepwater Horizon rig disaster. He left behind his pregnant wife and young son.
Blair Manuel was a mud engineer. He was 56 years old, and survived by his parents, three daughters, and fiancé.
Karl Kleppinger was 38 years old, and left behind his wife and son.
#LitsyPoetry365 Day 221 - To Walk On Air
Mike Williams was Chief Electronics Technician on the oil drilling rig Deepwater Horizon. A blowout in the oil well, in 2011, set off a chain of disasters that led to explosions and the rig being engulfed in flames before it collapsed into the Gulf. Trapped and badly hurt, Mike had to jump 10 stories into the Gulf to save himself.
#LitsyPoetry365 Day 208 - Hampshire Terrace
Hampshire Terrace is a neighborhood of Joplin, Missouri - a town devastated by a catastrophic tornado with wind speed over 200mph - in 2011. 158 people were killed and over 1100 injured from it; around 20% of Joplin was destroyed.
#LitsyPoetry365 Day 206 - "Mnemosyne to the Poet"
This poetry collection is focused on environmental disasters and their effects. What do we do in these situations, and who is to blame? The cover photo is of an oil slick that resulted from the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, an event which killed 11 people and devastated the Gulf region.
Finishing up this book of environmental poetry and chilling at Eastman for my friend's lesson ✨💕
I found a poetry book today at the library that sounded interesting, so I looked at the other poetry books and ended up taking out all of these. I tried photographing them so all the titles would fit but let me know if there's any you can't read!!
Considering that these poems were composed in reaction to manmade and natural water-based disasters with negative impact on nature during a fully staffed EPA, I almost could not read them. Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, Hurricane Katrina, and the Flint water crisis. A different take on nature poems, more like "destruction of nature" poems. #nationalpoetrymonth #hoopla