From naif's journal
"7:11 am 21 Mar 03 - world poetry day
Last Friday was World Poetry Day. I was informed of this through a Singapore writer's mailing list. It was also very heartening for me that the info was accompanied by an affirmative message by a fellow poet, on the redemptive value of poetry in these troubled times."
At least there is some (surprising) value and reach to the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list after all. Unlikely that such efforts could stop a war, but at least it is a way of sharing, conserving and letting some people let off collective steam.