One year on from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster (of March 11). Here’s one of numerous news reports (this one from Aljazeera). Here’s Aileen Mioko Smith, executive-director of the Kyoto-based Green Action, speaking on Democracy Now! – Here’s our old friend (much-missed) Nanao Sakaki (in 1999, wise and prophetic – “Stone Age Japanese never knew Atomic Energy./ Now nuclear power plants are/ Poisoning modern Japan to a slow death”). Here (ever-timely) Allen’s magisterial “Plutonian Ode” (“What new element before us unborn in Nature..?” – and don’t miss Allen’s spirited reading of it and footage of the Rocky Flats anti-nuclear protest in Costanzo Allione’s” Fried Shoes and Cooked Diamonds“). The Poets For Renewable Energy and Peace (PREP) group-reading of this poem (that took place last October, in conjunction with the New York City East Village “Howl” Festival) has just recently been put on-line and can be accessed here.