Planet Detroit + Room Project want your poems on Detroit, climate change, & the environment


It’s April! This month we celebrate Earth Day and National Poetry Month.

As one of my favorite poets, Sharon Olds, said: “Writing or making anything — a poem, a bird feeder, a chocolate cake — has self-respect in it. You’re working. You’re trying. You’re not lying down on the ground, having given up.”    

While writing poetry about climate change may not seem like it will make a difference, we also see it as an act of resistance. That’s why, in partnership with Room Project, we’re inviting your poetry this month, Planet Detroiters! Send us your poem on climate change, the environment, and Detroit.

We’ll publish up to three for which we’ll offer a stipend of $100, and we’ll invite you to share your poems in a special reading at Room Project in May.

Send us your poem here:

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