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 5 Cha contributors: Ricky Garni, Dena Rash Guzman, Kaitlin Solimine, Greg Santos and W.F. Lantry

Ricky Garni  A ‘miniature’ by Ricky Garni titled “KO-AK” is now available in Ginger Piglet Magazine. As the man himself wisely writes, ‘That’s right. The sweet piglet is made of ginger.’ Don’t you want to smile to that? || Ricky Garni’s poetry was published in Issue #16 of Cha.  ***** Dena Rash Guzman Dena Rash Guzman‘s poem “checklist” is now available in Ink Node. define the short version of a long … Continue reading New updates on 5 Cha contributors: Ricky Garni, Dena Rash Guzman, Kaitlin Solimine, Greg Santos and W.F. Lantry

New updates on 6 Cha contributors: Ricky Garni, Changming Yuan, Vinita Agrawal, Jee Leong Koh, Greg Santos and Berit Ellingsen

Ricky Garni  Two new poems by Ricky Garni, “i can’t believe it’s not marjoram” (p. 20) and “white out” (p. 21), are published in the Summer 2012 issue of em:me magazine. But it is more writing out than whiting out, don’t you think? || Ricky Garni’s poetry was published in Issue #16 of Cha.  ***** Changming Yuan and Vinita Agrawal Changming Yuan and Vinita Agrawal have new poems … Continue reading New updates on 6 Cha contributors: Ricky Garni, Changming Yuan, Vinita Agrawal, Jee Leong Koh, Greg Santos and Berit Ellingsen

New updates on 4 Cha contributors: Nicolette Wong, Greg Santos, Berit Ellingsen and Sumana Roy

Nicolette Wong Nicolette Wong‘s prose poem “Pastoral Hide & Seek” is now published in the sixth issue of YB Poetry (themed “Plants”). Nicolette’s piece opens with this evocative sentence: ‘Little bird, take me to the kimono girls.’ Read the whole poem here.  ||  Nicolette Wong’s short stories were published in Issue #1 and Issue #6 of Cha.     ***** Greg Santos Greg Santos‘s new found poetry, which is derived from … Continue reading New updates on 4 Cha contributors: Nicolette Wong, Greg Santos, Berit Ellingsen and Sumana Roy

New updates on 6 Cha contributors: John McKernan, Gillian Sze, Greg Santos, Marc Vincenz, Sumana Roy and Nicolette Wong

John McKernan Yes,  Juked is showcasing its May 2012 issue right now but John Mckernan’s poem “Old Guys in the Steam Room 132° F” appeared in the February issue and I have missed it. The poem ends with these poignant lines: ‘I know how to change things to last / I’m talking beautiful It is weird’  ||  John McKernan’s poetry was published in Issue #15 of Cha and … Continue reading New updates on 6 Cha contributors: John McKernan, Gillian Sze, Greg Santos, Marc Vincenz, Sumana Roy and Nicolette Wong

New updates on 4 Cha contributors: Jennifer Wong, Greg Santos, Berit Ellingsen and Dena Rash Guzman

Jennifer Wong Jennifer Wong’s poem “Queen’s Pier Central” (originally published in her collection Summer Cicadas) is reprinted in Apple Daily, a Hong Kong Chinese-language newspaper (but the poem is in English!). The poem is published alongside an article on Jenny, who will be representing Hong Kong and reading her poetry at Poetry Parnassus (part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad). Read the poem and the article on … Continue reading New updates on 4 Cha contributors: Jennifer Wong, Greg Santos, Berit Ellingsen and Dena Rash Guzman

New updates on 6 Cha contributors: Alistair Noon, Wendy Xu, Greg Santos, Marc Vincenz, Luisa A. Igloria and Kristine Ong Muslim

Alistair Noon Two poems by Alistair Noon are published in the latest issue of World Literature Today. Have a look here.  Alistair Noon’s poetry and creative non-fiction were published in issue #2 of Cha. His poem “The Expat Partner: An Email” is discussed here. ***** Wendy Xu Four poems by Wendy Xu are published in the latest issue of Red Lightbulbs. Read “We Are Both Sure to Die”, “We are Both … Continue reading New updates on 6 Cha contributors: Alistair Noon, Wendy Xu, Greg Santos, Marc Vincenz, Luisa A. Igloria and Kristine Ong Muslim

Branch, Issue 4 is now live

– The fourth issue of Branch Magazine, themed “Pop” and guest edited by Benny Lin (who also designed the cover), is now live. You can read and enjoy the new issue here.  – Branch is co-founded and co-edited by Gillian Sze and Roberutsu. In this new issue you can also find Greg Santos‘s “A Life Poetic” and “Miley Cyrus in a State of Existential Angst”. Read … Continue reading Branch, Issue 4 is now live