Announcement: Collaboration with Voice & Verse Poetry Magazine

We are very happy to announce that 60+ selected poems from the ten-year history of Cha: An Asian Literary Journal (2007-2017) will be included in a special section in the December 2017 issue of the Hong Kong-based print poetry magazine, Voice & Verse. This collaboration, the first of its kind, celebrates the ten-year anniversary of Cha.

The poems selected will be the editors’ favourites from the past ten years, many of them pertaining to Hong Kong. Poets’ permission will be sought before their work is listed below.

SELECTED POEMS so far:

  1. “Welcome to the Xiang Gang Museum” by Jason S Polley (Issue 33; September 2016: Umbrella Movement)
  2. “Flowers Are As Permanent As Brick” by Reid Mitchell (Issue 4; August 2008)
  3. “I Planted A Banana Tree Outside My Window” by Reid Mitchell (Issue 23; March 2014)
  4. “Life Sentences: Sonnet for the Goddess (Tiananmen Square, June 1989)” by Henry Wei Leung (Issue 33; September 2016: Umbrella Movement)
  5. “Hong Kong” by May Huang (Issue 30; December 2015: Hong Kong Contest)
  6. “Advice” by Piera Chan (Issue 30; December 2015: Hong Kong Contest)
  7. “On the Flight to Manila” by Kate Rogers (Issue 31; March 2016)
  8. “The Borrowed Children” by Kate Rogers (Issue 33; September 2016: Umbrella Movement)
  9. “Ginger Flower Woman” by Elbert SP Lee (Issue 1; November 2007)
  10. “Shining” by David McKirdy (Issue 24; June 2014)
  11. “Incense Tree” by Louise Ho (Issue 4; August 2008)
  12. “Revolution Without Text” by Lian-Hee Wee (Issue 33; September 2016: Umbrella Movement)

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