New updates on 6 Cha contributors: Alison Wong, Vinita Agrawal, Berit Ellingsen, Mani Rao, Rheea Mukherjee and Sumana Roy

Alison Wong

Alison Wong, a poet and novelist whose first novel As the Earth Turns Silver won the 2010 New Zealand Post Book Award for Fiction and selected by the New Zealand Listener and the Sunday Star-Times as one of the best books published in 2009, will be reading from her book and discussing it at the Hong Kong International Literary Festival next month. Learn more about the event here.
Alison’s poem “There’s Always Things To Come Back to the Kitchen For” was published in Issue #5 of Cha and discussed on A Cup of Fine Tea. Her As the Earth Turns Silver was reviewed in Cha.
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Vinita Agrawal

Vinita Agrawal’s poem “Nine-Bow Rain” is hotly available in Spark Magazine. Vinita’s poem “Textile Homeland” and a review of The Poetry of Yoga were also published in Spark.
|| Vinita Agrawal’s poetry was published in Issue #16 and Issue #17 of Cha.
 

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Berit Ellingsen

A prose poem by Berit Ellingsen, titled “Polaris”, is now part of writer xTx’s Supermodel Summer project. Read Berit’s poem here.  
|| Read Berit Ellingsen’s Cha profile. 

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Mani Rao

In this review of The HapperCollins Book of English Poetry (ed. Sudeep Sen), which includes post-1950s Indian poetry in English, you can read the poem “Shiva’s Dig” by Mani Rao. Read the full review and Mani’s poem here.

||  Mani Rao’s poetry was published in Issue #1 of Cha.
 

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Rheea Mukherjee

The Spring 2012 issue of the Southern Humanities Review is now out and Rheea Mukherjee has a fiction piece, titled “Help With Packing”, is included in it. Learn more about SHR and the new issue here.
|| Rheea Mukherjee’s poetry was published in Issue #15 of Cha.


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Sumana Roy
“Planchette”, a short story by Sumana Roy, is now published in a special edition of the Daily Star, based in Bangladesh.
|| See Sumana Roy’s Cha profile.


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