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

Whither Hong Kong? A Preface

In early July, we sent out a call for poems about the Chinese Government’s White Paper on the “One Country, Two Systems” principle in Hong Kong. At the time, the publication of the paper, which formally precluded true democracy within the city, felt like a watershed moment in Hong Kong history and one that we wanted, in our own small way, to capture in the … Continue reading Whither Hong Kong? A Preface

Call for Submissions: "Hong Kong Isn’t Going Anywhere Anytime Soon"

Pictured: Hong Kong Column – Translated (http://facebook.com/hkcolumn) IntroductionCha is seeking entries on the theme “Hong Kong Isn’t Going Anywhere Anytime Soon” in response to the Chinese Government’s White Paper (click here for more information) to be included in a special section in the journal. Submission period 20th June (Fri.) – 30th September (Tue.)Editors of the section-Tammy Ho Lai-Ming [bio]-Michael O’Sullivan [bio]  -Kate Rogers [bio]-Michael Tsang … Continue reading Call for Submissions: "Hong Kong Isn’t Going Anywhere Anytime Soon"

Kate Rogers’s City of Stairs

The March 2012 Hong Kong Poetry OutLoud event will be devoted to a book launch: the debut of Canadian poet Kate Rogers’s second collection, City of Stairs, courtesy of Haven Books and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. For this extra-special evening Outloud will take place in the FRINGE CLUB STUDIO THEATRE, 8pm, Wednesday 7th March 2012, and Viki Holmes will be the MC. The first set … Continue reading Kate Rogers’s City of Stairs

Kate Rogers’s City of Stairs

The March 2012 Hong Kong Poetry OutLoud event will be devoted to a book launch: the debut of Canadian poet Kate Rogers’s second collection, City of Stairs, courtesy of Haven Books and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. For this extra-special evening Outloud will take place in the FRINGE CLUB STUDIO THEATRE, 8pm, Wednesday 7th March 2012, and Viki Holmes will be the MC. The first set … Continue reading Kate Rogers’s City of Stairs

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

Cha’s Ode to Hong Kong

[Click the images to enlarge.] From Issue 1 [Link] From Issue 1 [Link] From Issue 1 [Read the entire poem] From Issue 2 [Read the entire poem] From Issue 3 [Read the entire poem]  From Issue 9 [Read the entire poem] From Issue 12 [Read the entire poem] [The poem is discussed here] – When I go back to Hong Kong, I wish to campaign … Continue reading Cha’s Ode to Hong Kong

Poetry OutLoud — A Hallowe’en Reading

From the event host, Kate Rogers: Dear Poetry Lovers, October is coming to a close and what better way to see in November than with a spooky poetry reading featuring writers from the International Writers’ Workshop and our local Outlouders? This extra-spectral Outloud event will be hosted by Kate Rogers – poet, lecturer, editor, and will take place at: place: Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, … Continue reading Poetry OutLoud — A Hallowe’en Reading

Jazzetry at Peel Fresco

Time: 26 October · 07:30 – 14:00Location: Peel Fresco Lounge, Peel Street, Hong Kong Enjoy an evening of poetry and jazz with poets from the International Writers Workshop and some of the best Hong Kong-based writers, including Kate Rogers, Nicole Wong, Adam Radford and Jason Lee. Mark Peter provides musical accompaniment, Viki Holmes MCs. – See the event Facebook page here. – – Kate Rogers’ … Continue reading Jazzetry at Peel Fresco

Cha contributors in Writers’ Digest

There is an interview with Cha contributors Viki Holmes and Kate Rogers in Writers’ Digest. They talk about their own poetry writing and their edited anthology, Not A Muse. Read the interview here. – Viki Holmes’s poetry was published in issue#3 of Cha and her review of Gillian Sze’s Fish Bones was published in issue#8 of the journal. Kate Rogers’ poetry was published in issue#9 … Continue reading Cha contributors in Writers’ Digest