People use poetry to try to sort out events, major and minor, in their lives, so it is no wonder that the BP oil disaster generated a lot of poetry. Poets for Living Waters has been collecting works online and they are also planning a print anthology and a reading in D.C. If you'd like to join in, visit PFLW for info.
I discovered that I couldn't link to any of the specific poems on their site, but if I could, I would send you to "Two Poems by Don Antenen" and "Two poems by Naomi Lowinsky."
Our Visible Dependence
By Chas Holden