Poetry Competition

Annually the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) invites writers to submit original, unpublished poems for the Poet’s Pause poetry competition.

The poems are displayed at the two Poet’s Pause sculpture sites in Alta Lake Park: 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” at the south end of the park. The poems are inspired by the sculpture sites or by Whistler.

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. 

2023 Poets Pause Poetry Competition

The 2023 Poets Pause poetry competition is now complete.

Listening Theme: Congratulations to Georgia Butler with her poem “Pause, Hear, Listen, Love

Togetherness Theme: Congratulations to Jessica Beth Brown with her poem “Companion Planting

Thank you to all those who submitted poems this year. We hope you submit to the Resort Municipality of Whistler’s annual Poets Pause poetry competition next year. 

For more information: 2023 Poet’s Pause Poetry Competition Terms of Reference



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