Saturday, July 12, 2014
Laos wins the Bronze Medal in the Poetry World Cup
Laos has taken the bronze medal in the Poetry World Cup! Thank you all for your support! It was a great and magnificent journey as we went against 32 poets from around the world! In the end we went up against the Pakistani poet Mehsvah Amin. During our match, the two of us had the honor of securing the most votes out of any of the poets competing with 657 total votes cast. It's suitably epic. She goes on to face Singapore in the final showdown. A big thanks goes to the staff of The Missing Slate magazine who were the organizers of the Poetry World Cup, without whom none of this would have been possible. Will we see the cup return in 2018? One can only hope, given the enthusiasm of the readers and poets alike!