Announcement: Collaboration with Voice & Verse Poetry Magazine

We are very happy to announce that 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, … Continue reading Announcement: Collaboration with Voice & Verse Poetry Magazine

New updates on 6 Cha contributors: W.F. Lantry, Lee Herrick, Jennifer Wong, Alvin Pang, Craig Santos Perez and Bryan Thao Worra

W.F. Lantry W.F. Lantry‘s short story “Arboretum” is published in the Summer 2012 issue of JMWW.  || Read W.F. Lantry’s Cha profile.     ***** Lee Herrick Two poems by Lee Herrick, “Van Gogh Writes to Gaugin” and “Focus Theory”, are published in the Spring 2012 issue of Pebble Lake Review.  || Lee Herrick’s poetry was published in issue #4 of Cha. ***** Jennifer Wong, Alvin Pang, Craig Santos Perez and … Continue reading New updates on 6 Cha contributors: W.F. Lantry, Lee Herrick, Jennifer Wong, Alvin Pang, Craig Santos Perez and Bryan Thao Worra

New updates on 3 Cha contributors: Ricky Garni, Alvin Pang and W.F. Lantry

Ricky Garni Ricky Garni‘s poem “Sonata Eyes” (in three parts) is now available in Spinozablue. Do you think the poem has earned its last sentence ‘Now: back to love.’?  || Ricky Garni’s poetry was published in Issue #16 of Cha.  ***** Alvin Pang Alvin Pang‘s Other Things and Other Poems, a collection of new and selected poems in English and Croatian translation, is now available from Books Actually.  || Alvin … Continue reading New updates on 3 Cha contributors: Ricky Garni, Alvin Pang and W.F. Lantry

New updates on 3 Cha contributors: Alvin Pang, Arjun Rajendran and Vaughan Rapatahana

Alvin Pang Alvin Pang’s When the Barbarians Arrive, a selection of works from his previous five collections, is now available from Arc Publications! The selection ranges from love poems to satirical writing. These are poems that are “wry and shrewd, intelligent and sensitive”. They are also “at once recognizably national and international in reach, offering a fresh edgy energy to the wave of urban poetry … Continue reading New updates on 3 Cha contributors: Alvin Pang, Arjun Rajendran and Vaughan Rapatahana

NUS Literary Society Evening of Poetry and Music 26 Feb. 2011

From their website: The annual NUS Literary Society Evening of Poetry and Music will feature upcoming writers and literary figures, interspersed with live musical performances from NUS music groups. Also included in the EPM will be the prize presentation for the ’10/’11 Creative Writing Competition and readings by the winners. Alvin Pang and Ovidia Yu, judges of this year’s competition, will appear as special guests … Continue reading NUS Literary Society Evening of Poetry and Music 26 Feb. 2011

What is the new dominant language of the internet?

According to Nicholas Ostler in The Last Lingua Franca: English Until the Return of Babel  (2010): The online communities that use languages other than English have grown meteorically in the first decade of the twenty-first century. From 2000 to 2009, the fastest growing languages on the Net (in numbers of users) were Arabic (twentyfold), Chinese (twelvefold), Portuguese (ninefold), Spanish (sevenfold), and French (sixfold). (pp. 263-264) … Continue reading What is the new dominant language of the internet?

Meet Alvin Pang

Earlier, we unveiled the beautiful cover of our September 2010 issue here. Apart from “Wall in Namdaemun Market, Seoul”, we will also be publishing four other photographs (three from Singapore and one from China) by Alvin, whose poems were published in the second issue (February 2008) of Cha. When discussing a possible title for this group of pictures, Alvin mentioned “copy.paste” (and later, “copy.paste.cut”), “e … Continue reading Meet Alvin Pang