Peter Cooley

The pelicans pulled out of the black water and of the oil -- that was the image that stayed with me. I have a kind of pelican inside me.

Peter Cooley, director of creative writing at Tulane University, has been writing poems about the BP oil disaster. Interviewed by StoryCorps facilitator Liam Pierce in Chalmette, LA on October 9, 2010.

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Producer: Daniel Hinerfeld
Audio editor: Jesse Baker
Recorded by StoryCorps:
 Interviewer: Liam Pierce
 Facilitator: Eloise Melzer

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