Poet X Special: 3rd Migrant and Refugee Poetry Competition

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Poet X Special: 3rd Migrant and Refugee Poetry Competition

Along with The Migrant and Refugee Poetry Competition, the partners of this event include Poet X, The High Commission of Canada, Malaysia, UNHCR, Tenaganita, KL Writer’s Workshop, I dem Vende, MSRI, HELP University, and The Good Shop. Poet X is proud to present this special episode taken from live recordings from the event on 1st October 2017.

The annual competition provides a platform for mutual understanding between Malaysians and migrants while celebrating their literary talents. The event promotes greater tolerance for multi-culturalism and gives migrants a direct and powerful voice.

The event took place at HELP University, Jalan Damansara and was judged by Bernice Chauly, Looi Siew Teip, Carol Leon, Anindita Dasgupta and Sharon Bakar.

It is our combined hope that with this event, the two communities of migrants and Malaysians can come together with greater understanding and appreciation for each other.

Featured exclusively in this episode are the winning poems of both Adult and Junior categories recorded live during ‘The 3rd Migrant and Refugee Poetry Competition’.

Junior Category:
1st place – Mohd Feroz
2nd place – Aiman Munir
3rd place – Chani Ta Chun

Adult Category:
1st place – Mwaffaq Alhajjar
2nd place – Saima Ameena Shah
3rd place – Desi Larasati

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