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Spring Poetry Reception
April 6

Red Butte Garden

Garden Members: 
Free, Registration required
General Public: 
Registration required


April 6

Thursday, April 6 from 6-7PM

Celebrate National Poetry Month with the winners of our annual Spring Poetry Contest. Mix and mingle with the winning poets and enjoy live readings of their poems in the Orangerie. Afterward, take a stroll through the Garden to see the winning poems on display in our stand up poetry boxes along the Floral Walk.

Poetry contest winning poems will continue to be on display throughout April and May.

Our 2023 Poetry Contest Winners

  1. "Then Bulbs Will Burst into Bloom” by Stu Nolan
  2. “Winter Speaks to Spring” by Sandra Allen
  3. “Springtime Masterpiece” by Rachelle Kammerman
  4. “Garden Party” by Sondra Bolander
  5. “Between Winter Storms” by Jeffrey Steadman
  6. “Spring” by Evey Mayfield, Youth Poet
  7. “Spring’s Awakening Hour” by Terry Broadbent
  8. “Jewels of Spring” by Roseanne Warren
  9. “The Season of Peace” by Taylor Dayton, Teen Poet
  10. “Dreams of Early Spring” by Lucy Madsen, Teen Poet
  11. “Spring is Here” by Hannah Ross, Youth Poet

Special thanks to all the talented local poets who entered our poetry contest this year.

Look for our 2024 Call-For-Poetry contest in January.

Poetry Box Locations