Our 2016 'Save the Earth' Contest is closed. We have received hundreds of wonderful poems from poets in the US, Canada, India, Taiwan, S. Korea and the EU. We will read these poems in June and July and release the winning poems and poets on this site on August 1st. We especially thank the teachers who direct their student poets to our contest as we believe that high school nature poetry should be read, recognized and celebrated.
The 'Save the Earth' Poetry Prize complements John Felstiner’s book Can Poetry Save the Earth? A Field Guide to Nature Poems and is offered annually by John Felstiner, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University and Charles Weeden, The Weeden Foundation. We have seven winners each receiving a check for $200. and a copy of Can Poetry Save the Earth?.
Here is what students and teachers need to know: