CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS — "THE ANCIENT ASIA ISSUE"

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal is now accepting submissions for “The Ancient Asia Issue,” an edition of the journal devoted exclusively to work from and about Asia before the mid-nineteenth century. From the beginning of the twentieth century, ancient Asia has contributed to the rebirth and re-imaginations of modern literatures, not only in English (from Ezra Pound to Gary Snyder) but in other western languages … Continue reading CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS — "THE ANCIENT ASIA ISSUE"

Eddie Tay’s The Mental Life of Cities wins Singapore Literature Prize

Congratulations to Cha‘s Reviews Editor Eddie Tay! His bilingual poetry collection, The Mental Life of Cities (Chameleon Press) is named a winner of the 2012 Singapore Literature Prize! The 2012 Singapore Literature Prize recognises and honours Singaporean fiction books in each of the four languages – English, Mandarin Malay, and Tamil. Eddie’s poetry collection is the winner in the English category and he takes home SGD10,000 and … Continue reading Eddie Tay’s The Mental Life of Cities wins Singapore Literature Prize

New updates on 5 Cha contributors: Ocean Vuong, Nicholas Y.B. Wong, Ricky Garni, Marc Vincenz and Eddie Tay

Ocean Vuong Ocean Vuong‘s poem “Prayer for the Newly Damned” is now published in the September/October 2012 issue of the American Poetry Review.   || Ocean Vuong’s poem “Paramour” was published in issue#10 of Cha; the poem has been nominated for inclusion in Best of the Net Anthology 2010.   ***** Nicholas Y.B. Wong Nicholas Y.B. Wong‘s “Privilege of Morning” is included in the latest edition of the Notre Dame Review. … Continue reading New updates on 5 Cha contributors: Ocean Vuong, Nicholas Y.B. Wong, Ricky Garni, Marc Vincenz and Eddie Tay

Cha – Call for Submissions – Fifth Anniversary Issue (December 2012)

[click image to enlarge] due out in December 2012. – Cha: An Asian Literary Journal is now calling for submissions for its Fifth Anniversary Issue (Issue # 19). Please send in (preferably Asian-themed) poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, reviews, photography & art for consideration. Submission guidelines can be found here. Deadline: 15 September, 2012. Cha Associate Editors Arthur Leung (poetry) and Royston Tester (prose) will act as guest editors and read the submissions with … Continue reading Cha – Call for Submissions – Fifth Anniversary Issue (December 2012)

World Voices: Eddie Tay | 11 August 2011

Links:The Arts HouseFacebook event page “ Is there space for poetry in the mental life of people in Singapore and Hong Kong? How does one survive and thrive in these two ultra-modern, pragmatic and cosmopolitan cities and stay true to one’s artistic calling? How does one balance the contemplative, aesthetic and hermit- like endeavours of a poet with globalised Asian environments that celebrate business, busy-ness, … Continue reading World Voices: Eddie Tay | 11 August 2011

Cha contributors in Asiatic

– The June 2011 issue of Asiatic is now live and we are very glad to see Cha‘s Reviews Editor Eddie Tay featured prominently in the edition. His latest poetry collection Mental Life of Cities is reviewed by Phillip Holden [pdf] whilst his academic work Colony, Nation, and Globalisation: Not at Home in Singaporean and Malaysian Literature is reviewed by Bernard Wilson [pdf]. Eddie also has five new … Continue reading Cha contributors in Asiatic

Ways of walking through a wood

– Re-reading Eddie’s poem “Whose Woods These Are”, I am reminded of what Umberto Eco says in Six Walks in the Fictional Woods:1 There are two ways of walking through a wood. The first is to try one or several routes (so as to get out of the wood as fast as possible, say, or to reach the house of grandmother, Tom Thumb, or Hansel … Continue reading Ways of walking through a wood

Poetry Jam | Hong Kong International Literary Festival | Friday 11 March

– Poetry doesn’t get better than this! “Visiting and local poets read their own and others’ work in a sticky, noisy and unpredictable mix, ring-mistressed by Viki Holmes. Ticket price includes a $30 drinks voucher redeemable at the door.” Friday, 11 March 2011 Poetry Jam 19:30 – 21:30 Fringe Club This Friday, if you are in Hong Kong, you should attend Poetry Jam, an evening … Continue reading Poetry Jam | Hong Kong International Literary Festival | Friday 11 March

Around A Round Table | Eddie Tay and Andy Barker | 10 March

Thursday, 10 March 2011 Around A Round Table 19:00 – 21:00 Fringe Club Festival Poetry displayed and devoured, for discussion, delectation and delight. Join Arvind Mehrotra, Susan Scarlata, LK Holt and Eddie Tay in conversation with Andy Barker.  General Ticket Price: $130.00 Read Eddie Tay’s Cha profile. Andrew Barker’s poetry was published in Issue #7 of Cha. Continue reading Around A Round Table | Eddie Tay and Andy Barker | 10 March

Cha contributors in The Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2011

– Cha contributors Martin Alexander, Andy Barker, Viki Holmes, Wena Poon, Xu Xi, Louise Ho, Leung Ping-Kwan and our Reviews Editor Eddie Tay will be appearing in The Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2011 (8-18 March). More details can be found here.– Read Martin’s “Smashing Up the Grand Piano” [and an analysis of the poem], Andrew’s “Welded to Reason by Brittle Metals” [and a review of his Snowblind from My Protective Colouring], Viki’s … Continue reading Cha contributors in The Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2011