Congratulations to FoFG Contest Winners The Society May 13, 2017 Deconstructing Communism, From the Society, Human Rights in China, News of Note, Poetry, Poetry Contests 2 Comments ADULT AWARDS 1st Place – $500 Josh Lefkowitz, “A Poem of Fact” 2nd Place – $250 Kathleen Hellen, “Everyday Halloween” 3rd Place – $150 Lorna Davis, “Buyer’s Remorse” 4th Place – $100 Alexandra Umlas, “Falun Gong” 5th Place– $75 A.R. Harmon, “Welcome Tree” Honorable Mentions | Adult George Ian Thomas, “Trina’s Eyes Made Me See” Amber Shreves, “There is Strength in Falun Gong” Allegra Jostad Silberstein, “For the Falun Gong of China” ∗∗∗ HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS 1st Place – $100 Noah Hale, “To Faraway Friends” 2nd Place – $75 Angelique Clark, “The Calm Before the War” 3rd Place – $50 Kim Su Fowler, “For All That Love Is Worth” Honorable Mentions | High School Jessica Lecorchick, “Cloaked China” Fiza Hasan, “The Abuse We Suffer” Christina Knight, “The Story of Gao Rongrong” ∗∗∗ Contest Judges Evan Mantyk, President of The Society of Classical Poets Adam Miller, FoFG Editor (with additional helpful eyes from the FoFG Editorial Staff) Note from the Editors: most of these poems were written by poets who just recently learned about Falun Gong and the persecution. While we recognize and commend these poems as voices of support, they do not represent Falun Gong itself or even the views of FoFG as an organization. For a genuine understanding of the practice, one would have to explore the teachings at their very source. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 2 Responses Dona Fox May 13, 2017 Congratulations, all. Powerful poems. Reply Deb May 16, 2017 Just wonderful to read these poems!! Heartfelt and true. Thank you so much Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.