Congratulations to the winners of our first-ever Treehouse Climate Action Poem Prize, which honors exceptional poems that help make real for readers the gravity of the vulnerable state of our environment. The winners were selected by environmentalist Bill McKibben and award-winning poet and author Julia Alvarez from among more than 500 submissions. The prize was launched in partnership with Treehouse Investments, a social impact investment firm.

The winning poems and poets are: 

First place: "Letter to My Great, Great Grandchild" by J.P. Grasser 

Second place: "O" by Claire Wahmanholm 

Third place: "My Eighteen-Month-Old Daughter Talks to the Rain as the Amazon Burns" by Dante Di Stefano

Read the full press release.