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Through poetry, we invite you to reflect on the impact of international relations when fighting against climate change. The world is aware of the tragedies regarding the Israel-Hamas War. War, among many things that weaken international relations, not only demonstrate heartbreak and pain but can also pose dangers to the environment by weakening the possibility of countries working together when fighting against climate change. The New York Times states, "the fighting between Israel and Hamas . . . temps countries to secure their supplies of oil and gas rather than transitioning away from them, even after the hottest summer on record."

You may submit up to three poems that do not have to mention a specific war, and send them to us by December 5th at 11:59 P.M. EST. 

Email your submissions to auvertmagazine@gmail.com with subject line "WAR POETRY CONTEST." In the body of the email, please introduce yourself (name and last name), as well as a short biography.

To educate yourself better about how the Israel-Hamas war relates to climate change, please refer to the New York Times, the Japan Times, France 24, the New Arab, or Time Magazine.

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THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED. THE WINNING POEMS ARE PUBLISHED BELOW THE TEXT.

Due to fires around the world, individuals' health and environment are at hazardous risk. On Wednesday, June 7, 2023, New Yorkers awoke to their beloved city utterly drenched in an unimaginable, never seen before orange glow that is of greater saturation than Bay Area's orange skies back in 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. This treacherous combination of extreme heat is the worst that the globe has ever suffered, introducing its residents to repellent respiratory dangers. Climate change is scary. Climate change is real. To bring attention to this issue, The Bloom Review is hosting a poetry contest, Orange.

You do NOT have to be a resident of New York City––as well as anywhere that has been affected in the past years––or ever seen an orange sky. All you must do is CARE about climate change. 

You may submit up to three poems that do not have to be related to skies only, and send them to us by June 28th at 11:59 P.M. EST. 

Email your submissions to auvertmagazine@gmail.com with subject line "POETRY SUBMISSION - ORANGE CONTEST." In the body of the email, please introduce yourself (name and last name), as well as a short biography.

To educate yourself better about climate change, please refer to the IPCC Report, the United Nations, The Economist (climate change coverage page), or The New York Times (climate change page). 

Read the incredible winning poems below.

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