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Poet's Pause deadline is April 1

Annual poetry competition seeking unpublished poems
The themes of this year's Poetry Pause competition are 'listening' and togetherness.' The deadline to enter is April 1.

It’s that time of year again.

The Resort Municipality of Whistler is seeking unpublished poems for its annual Poet’s Pause poetry competition. The winning poems are displayed at the Poet’s Pause sculpture sites in Alta Lake Park.

The themes are “listening” and “togetherness.”

“The Resort Municipality of Whistler is a proud champion of the art community and supports emerging and established artists in a variety of mediums through our public art program,” said Mayor Jack Crompton in a release. “Public art creates a rich resort experience and inspires creative conversations and thought. The Poet’s Pause poetry competition has a long history in Whistler and has helped showcase the work of local writers.”

The winning poets will receive $200 and have their poem read at a council meeting in April as part of National Poetry Month.

The deadline is April 1 at 3 p.m. Send your submission to