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

FIFTY-FIFTY Relaunch Event at Pacific Coffee

(More information here.) Fifty-Fifty, the anthology edited by Xu Xi and published by Haven Books (Hong Kong), will be relaunched with a new cover. To celebrate Haven Books has teamed up with Pacific Coffee to bring the anthology to the general public at a “Meet the Authors” event held on two dates in September 2009: first in Central and two weeks later in Tsim Sha … Continue reading FIFTY-FIFTY Relaunch Event at Pacific Coffee

CHA contributors in Asia Literary Review

Apart from Kavita Jindal, Cha contributors Michelle Cahill, Louise Ho and Andrew Barker also have poetry published in the Summer 2009 issue of Asia Literary Review. Read Michelle’s poems “The Spirit House” and “The Deva Loka”, Andrew’s poems “15: I’m Cut then Accused of Weilding the Knife [She]” and “16: You Found the Love You Had Sought [He]” and Louise’s poems “A Veteran Talking”, “Incense … Continue reading CHA contributors in Asia Literary Review

Louise Ho in Time Magazine

Check out Hong Kong poet Louise Ho’s interview in Time. Ho talks about her writing and she also gives much deserved props to another Hong Kong poet, Vicky Holmes. Ho and Holmes, who have both appeared in Cha, are some of our favourite Asian writers. Congratulations! Louise Ho’s poetry was published in issue #4 of Cha. Viki Holmes’s poetry was published in issue#3 of Cha … Continue reading Louise Ho in Time Magazine

First HKU Poetry Prize

NOTE: The deadline for entry has been extended. New deadline: April 1, 2010. Read more about the prize here. The University of Hong Kong School of English & The Hong Kong University Press are proud to present the HKU Poetry Prize. This inaugural award welcomes submissions worldwide. The winner will receive HK$2,500 and publication of a first collection of poems with The Hong Kong University … Continue reading First HKU Poetry Prize

Louise Ho’s Incense Tree

Cha contributor and most well-known contemporary Hong Kong poet Louise Ho will be launching her collected poems Incense Tree (Hong Kong University Press) on Tuesday 10 March 2009 during the Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival. The title poem “Incense Tree” was published in the August 2008 issue of Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, along with two other poems “A Veteran Talking” and “Marching”. From … Continue reading Louise Ho’s Incense Tree


Cha excitedly announces the launch of Not A Muse. Not A Muse is edited by Viki Holmes (Cha contributor) and Kate Rogers and published by Haven Books. The anthology includes poems by “over 100 sensational contributors from 24 countries including”. The following Cha contributors are featured in the long-awaited anthology: Agnes Lam (issue#2), Anindita Sengupta (issue#3), Kavita Jindal (issue#1), Louise Ho (issue#4), Luisa A Igloria … Continue reading NOT A MUSE