Cha "Encountering" Poetry Contest – 12 short-listed poems

We have now selected the twelve short-listed poems for the “Encountering” poetry contest. The finalists will be announced on Wednesday 15 February.

|| “Reunion” by Aditi Rao
|| “On Encountering Jean-Claude Van Damn” by Andrew Barker
|| “Aporia” by Arlene Yandug
|| “Two Girls Very Small” by Daniel A. Nicholls
|| “Cadaver on Bloor St.” by David B. Huebert
|| “When I Was the Chinaman’s Granddaughter-In-Law” by Dena Guzman
|| “Sonia Wants to Rent an Apartment” by Jose Manuel Sevilla
|| “Sample 70215, 84″ by R. Joseph Capet
|| “Flashback Sonnet: B- Film Actress Seeks Lost Bastard Child” by Ranjani Murali 
|| “Prostitute’s Nocturne” by Ranjani Murali
|| “Bees” by Shivani Sivagurunathan
|| “Classroom” by Sumana Roy

First: £50, Second: £30, Third: £20, Highly Commended (up to 3): £5 £10 each. (Payable through Paypal. The prizes were generously donated by a reader in San José, USA.) All six winning poems (finalists) will receive first publication in a special section in the February/March 2012 issue of Cha.

Arthur Leung and Tammy Ho

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