Cha "The Past" Poetry Contest – 9 short-listed poems

We have now selected the nine short-listed poems for “The Past” poetry contest. The finalists will be announced when the September 2012 issue of Cha goes live.
|| “Letter to Queen Victoria from Hong Kong, 2012” by Michael Gray
|| “The History of Chinese Painting and the History of Modern Western Art” by Joshua Burns
|| “Sapphics for Hue” by Ken Turner
|| “The Gunner Speaks no English” by Reid Mitchell
|| “Iron Arthritis” by Reid Mitchell
|| “Old Shikumen Gate” by Adam Radford
|| “The Old Cemetery” by Richard L Luftig
|| “The Seamstress’ Goodbye to Liu” by Andrew Barker
|| “Matchstick Empire” by Rishi Dastidar
Prizes: First: £50, Second: £30, Third: £20, Highly Commended (up to 3): £10 each. (Payable through Paypal. The prizes were generously donated by a reader in London, UK.) All six winning poems (finalists) will receive first publication in a special section in Issue #18 of Cha, due out in late September 2012.

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