In 2009 The Writers’ Community of Durham Region ( held its Rock Paper Scissors: Youth Poetry on Saving the Environment competition.

Poems flowed in from Canada, the USA, and as far away as India, Viet Nam and Greece.

These poems bear witness to the heartfelt sorrow and embedded fears of an entire generation of children who have serious doubts that they will have a planet to live on in their old age. But these poems also reflect the human tenacity and will to change what seems immutable. Truly moving and inspirational.

Edited by James Dewar.

Rock Paper Scissors is out of print.
Copies may be available through The Writers’ Community of Durham Region (