This summer I began
a long poem on the Mississippi river. it is now about 26 pages long
but it will be longer. Parts of it will be choral and whole sections
will be set to music. (Rachel Bagby, the singer and composer, will write
music for it.)
So, I thought you
might be interested.
Also I wanted to put
you in touch with Diane Wilson, a fourth generation shrimpboater who
lives in Seadrift, Texas on the Gulf of Mexico (where the Mississippi
drains). She's a firecracker; with fasting, and various kinds of daring
protests (chaining herself to a high tower at Dow etc.) she has been
protesting the pollution of the Gulf. She got Alcoa and Formosa to sign
zero tolerance agreements.
And I am on the board
for a film being made about water if you're interested.