In anticipation of National Poetry Month in April, the Resort Municipality of Whistler’s (RMOW) Public Art Committee invites writers to submit original, unpublished poems for the Poet’s Pause poetry competition.
The poem's are displayed at the two Poet's Pause sculpture sites in Alta Lake Park - specifically the large metal chimes art piece titled "Lost in Sound" at the north part of the park and the giant Adirondack chairs titled "Lakeside Couple" in the south end of the park.
Poet's Pause is part of a public art concept created by the late Joan Baron, an artist who developed the two Alta Lake Park sculpture sites with the intention of inspiring creativity.
Call for Submissions: 2017 Poet's Pause Competition
Poetry lovers are invited to submit unpublished, original poems for the annual Poet’s Pause poetry competition.
Winning poems will be displayed at the large metal chimes and giant Adirondack chairs in Alta Lake Park. Winning poets will receive a $200 prize. The winning poems will also be read during the April 11, 2017 council meeting.
The public can submit poems for one or both display sites. Poems should respond to the themes of the two sculpture sites: the theme for the large metal chimes is listening, and the theme for the giant Adirondack chairs is togetherness. Poems can be of any type and format and should be no longer than 240 words.
Deadline for submissions is Thursday, March 16, 2017.
To submit a poem, email firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 Poet's Pause Poetry Competition
Thirty-six poems from 25 poets were received for the 2016 Poet’s Pause poetry competition.
- T.J. Cheverie won in the Listening category for his poem "Speak in the Silence".
- Kirsten Pendreigh won the Togetherness category for her poem "My Valley Child".
The winning poems are displayed at the Poet’s Pause sculpture sites in Alta Lake Park, and a public reading was held at the April 5, 2016 council meeting. The winning poets each received a $200 prize.
Past Winning Poems