Ithaca Area Poets writes,
I noticed a theme is on many hearts and minds right now – concerns about hydrofracking in Marcellus shale.
SO, next month (February 12th, 7pm) bring your poem or poems about Fracking (and Marcellus region and clean water)! I am going to try to organize prizes for participants, and possibly we’ll videotape the readings to help with the movement for clean water. If you’re too shy to read them on camera or you can’t come, send them to me ahead of time and someone else will read them for you (please tell me if you want us to say your name or you want to be anonymous)! Also, if you’re willing to bring print copies for me, that would be super. Thanks!
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Thank you for reading this blog this year. You may have noticed we have a new look here at Shaleshock.org – we’ve changed the site to reflect the diversity of Working Groups that are all part of this movement. Please explore the new site, and consider reaching out to a working group to get involved.
I want to share a beautiful letter and song written by my friend and colleague Travis Knapp (below). I hope will inspire you as much as it has inspired me.
Greetings to all! I sincerely hope this finds you well, during a period of both reflection and envisioning.
I’ve attached a song I just recorded called “The Water.” Listen to it if you have a moment
Download / Play “The Water” (MP3)
Only a few days left here to gather your thoughts for a letter to the DEC …. Get some more folks signed onto that petition. Let us not underestimate the importance of unifying our minds and hearts. And most importantly, keep working at your amazing projects that are the positive creativity we all long for, thrive on, and need. It is these very projects – which invigorate our communities, regenerate our land, and ground our spirits – that make this place worth standing up for.
Here’s to a coming year full of great clarity,
The Sir Gas Circus
Invites you to a Public Game of
Flammable water! – Radiation!
Plasticized water! – Asthma! – Cancer!
Come try your luck in a community game of high risk fracking fun for all
The owner of an acoustic/electric mini grand piano and a Fender Telecaster is selling them and generously donating part of the proceeds to Shaleshock – check them out and get some holiday shopping done while also make a contribution to an important cause!