Sami Hossain Chisty wins P3-FLC International Poetry Competition
Peoples Time Desk
Sami Hossain Chisty from Bangladesh has won the first prize in the P3-FLC international poetry competition.
P3 Poetry Group and Free Linguistics Conference, University of Sydney have recently arranged an international multilingual poetry competition on the theme of Symbols. “Poets from different countries submitted their poems in different languages and it was difficult to decide who was the winner as it is never possible to judge the emotion of a poem”, says Dr. Prasannanshu one of the judges of the competition.
The prize-giving the ceremony took place on 27th June. It was conducted online and the participants and the judges were present with excitement. Prof. Ahmar Mahbub, Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Sydney and the founder of FLC and Dr. Prasannanshu, Professor at the University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy were the judges of the competition.
The prize-giving ceremony started at 4:00 PM in Australia time and after a brief introduction from the hosts, the names of the winners were disclosed. The winners also recited their poems online. Sami Hossain Chisty secured the first position for his poem “Funeral of Symbols.”
Sami is a Bangladeshi poet, academician, and public speaker who is currently teaching at the Department of English Language and Literature at Notre Dame University Bangladesh. After the announcement, he recited his poem and expressed his feelings.
“It is a matter of great honour for me. I am glad that I could participate in such a noble competition. Winning the first prize will serve as an encouragement for the poetic journey ahead,” said Sami Hossain Chisty.
The first runner up was Ravitej Sing Mago and the second runner up was Roshni Anwar. Three other participants also received acknowledgments and they were Abhik Vikram Saikia, Aparajita Bhuyan, and Warda Sajjad Hamdani.
Professor Ahmar Mahboob mentioned that it was another way of doing Subaltern Linguistics and he encouraged everyone to arrange more creative initiatives like that.