As mentioned earlier, Hong Kong poet Arthur Leung won third prize (£500) in the inaugural Edwin Morgan International Poetry Competition for his poem “What the Pig Mama Says”. Leung is the only Asian who took home a prize from the competition. He attended the award ceremony held at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 17 August.
Arthur’s success has been widely reported by the Hong Kong media over the past few days, showing that there is a strong interest in poetry and writing in the city. Cha congratulates Arthur on his inspiring success.