Annually the Resort Municipality of Whistler’s (RMOW) Public Art Committee invites writers to submit original, unpublished poems for the Poet’s Pause poetry competition.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.
2017 Poet's Pause Poetry Competition
Fifty-three poems were received for the ninth Poet’s Pause Poetry Competition. Thirty-nine poets participated.
Jurors selected Susan Alexander’s poem Sword Ferns in Spring for the theme of Listening. Diana Joy’s poem Be was chosen for the Togetherness theme. The poets read their poems during the April 11, 2017 Council meeting in celebration of April as National Poetry Month.
The poems will also be displayed for a year at the Poet’s Pause sculpture sites in Alta Lake Park. Artist Joan Baron created the Poet’s Pause sculptures and hoped her installation would inspire creativity. The 322 poems received over the years indicates that it does
Past Winning Poems
- 2016 Winning Poems
- 2015 Winning Poems
- 2014 Winning Poems
- 2013 Winning Poems
- 2012 Winning Poems
- Previous Winning Poems