Cha International Poetry Prize 2017

To celebrate the tenth anniversary issue of Cha and to mark the twentieth anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover, we are hosting Cha International Poetry Prize 2017, in collaboration with PEN Hong Kong. The competition is open to ALL poets. Thanks to several generous sponsors from the Asia-Pacific region, including the NINJA! Arts Grant, we are able to offer a total prize money of US$3201 (First Prize US$1501; … Continue reading Cha International Poetry Prize 2017

“Addiction” — Gerald Dicen

We are happy to announce that six poets have been shortlisted for Cha‘s “Addiction” Poetry Contest. The results will be announced in Issue 33 of the journal, due out in late September 2016. [See other shortlisted poems.] Gerald Dicen’s “Re-apparition” GERALD ON “RE-APPARITION” The first version of my poem “Re-apparition” was comprised of three long stanzas. The idea of it was conceived when I woke up one … Continue reading “Addiction” — Gerald Dicen

“Addiction” — Sithuraj Ponraj

We are happy to announce that six poets have been shortlisted for Cha‘s “Addiction” Poetry Contest. The results will be announced in Issue 33 of the journal, due out in late September 2016. [See other shortlisted poems.] Sithuraj Ponraj’s “Ravana” SITHURAJ ON “RAVANA” My poem “Ravana” is about the character of the same name in the Indian epic Ramayana. Ravana of ten heads lusts after Rama’s … Continue reading “Addiction” — Sithuraj Ponraj

“Addiction” — Ankush Banerjee

We are happy to announce that six poets have been shortlisted for Cha‘s “Addiction” Poetry Contest. The results will be announced in Issue 33 of the journal, due out in late September 2016. [See other shortlisted poems.] Ankush Banerjee’s “Grandmother Wouldn’t Be The Last” [Editors’ note: This is the winner of Second Prize in the “Addiction” Poetry Contest. You can read the poem here.] ANKUSH ON … Continue reading “Addiction” — Ankush Banerjee

“Addiction” — Michelle Robin La

We are happy to announce that six poets have been shortlisted for Cha‘s “Addiction” Poetry Contest. The results will be announced in Issue 33 of the journal, due out in late September 2016. [See other shortlisted poems.] Michelle Robin La’s “Smoking a Pot of Gold” MICHELLE ON “SMOKING A POT OF GOLD” My husband’s mother struggled to raise ten children in Vietnam while caring for her … Continue reading “Addiction” — Michelle Robin La

“Addiction” — Atar Hadari

We are happy to announce that six poets have been shortlisted for Cha‘s “Addiction” Poetry Contest. The results will be announced in Issue 33 of the journal, due out in late September 2016. [See other shortlisted poems.] Atar Hadari’s “Greasepaint” ATAR ON “GREASEPAINT” “Greasepaint” is my memoir of several summers spent acting in summer-stock in Utah and Matha’s Vineyard. It’s also a view of one expensive and … Continue reading “Addiction” — Atar Hadari

“Addiction” — Meg Eden

We are happy to announce that six poets have been shortlisted for Cha‘s “Addiction” Poetry Contest. The results will be announced in Issue 33 of the journal, due out in late September 2016. [See other shortlisted poems.] Meg Eden’s “Buru-sera” MEG ON “BURU-SERA” When I learned about the buru-sera addiction, I tried to understand what the appeal was—and why grown men would find hope and arousal in … Continue reading “Addiction” — Meg Eden

Cha "Addiction" Poetry Contest

ADDICTION A Cha Poetry contest ::::: READ THE WINNING POEMS AND RICKY’S COMMENTARY HERE. ::::: This contest is run by Cha: An Asian Literary Journal on the theme of “Addiction”. Each poet can submit up to two poems (no more than 80 lines long each). Poems must be previously unpublished. Entry is free. CLOSING DATE: 1 August 2016 PRIZES: First: HK$500, Second: HK$300, Third: HK$150, Highly Commended (up to … Continue reading Cha "Addiction" Poetry Contest

Cha "Hong Kong" Poetry Contest

Hong Kong A Cha Poetry contest This December, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal will turn eight years old. To mark the occasion, we are running a poetry contest that focuses unashamedly on the city that the journal calls home—Hong Kong. Send us poems that describe, praise, critique, interrogate, eulogise or curse Hong Kong and its history, grievances, politics, people, places, faces, traces. Rules: Each poet … Continue reading Cha "Hong Kong" Poetry Contest

Cha "The Other Side" Poetry Contest — Finalists

The Other Side A Cha Poetry contest This contest is run by Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. It is for unpublished poems on the theme of “The Other Side”. SHORTLISTED POETS(click the pictures to learn more)       Judges: Tammy Ho Lai-Ming, a Hong Kong-born poet, is founding co-editor of Cha. Her latest project is Desde Hong Kong: Poets in conversation with Octávio Paz. … Continue reading Cha "The Other Side" Poetry Contest — Finalists