There’s a new poetry prize in town, and it’s designated for “exceptional poems that help make real for readers the gravity of the vulnerable state of our environment at present.”
Here are the details:
Submissions for the first prize will be accepted online from September 1 through November 1. The winning poets will be announced March 19, 2020, the first day of spring.
Three poets will be honored, with prizes of $1,000 for first place, $750 for second place, and $500 for third place. In addition, all three poems will be published in the Poem-a-Day series, which is distributed to 500,000 readers.
Judges for the 2019 Treehouse Climate Action Poem Prize are author and environmentalist Bill McKibben and poet and author Julia Alvarez.
Learn more here.