The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce that environmental thought-leader and activist Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali and poet Alexis Pauline Gumbs will judge the 2022 Treehouse Climate Action Poem Prize, the Academy’s first poetry prize to address climate change, established in 2019 with generous support from Treehouse Investments, LLC. Three poets will be honored: first place will receive $1,000; second place, $750; and third place, $500. In addition, all three poems will be published in the popular Poem-a-Day series, which is distributed to 500,000+ readers. Poems may also be featured in the award-winning education series Teach This Poem, which serves 40,000+ educators each week.
Submissions will be accepted online from September 15, 2021 through November 15, 2021 (11:59 p.m. EST). The winning poets will be announced on Thursday, April 22, 2022, which is Earth Day.
For more information about the prize, visit: www.poets.org/academy-american-poets/prizes/treehouse-climate-action-poem-prize