Hong Kong Home Affairs Bureau Thursday congratulates Hong Kong poet Arthur Leung on winning third prize with What the Pig Mama Says in the inaugural Edwin Morgan International Poetry Competition 2008.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Leung received degrees from the University of Hong Kong and Cambridge University. He regularly performs his poems and has them published in anthologies such as Hong Kong U Writing and Fifty-fifty (Hong Kong).
The bureau said the award not only represents success for a Chinese poet writing in English in international literary circles, but also showcases to the world the cluster of top talent in Hong Kong.
The award was presented by the Glasgow Poetry Society Vital Synz in association with the University of Strathclyde and the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
(Xinhua News Agency September 5, 2008)