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

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"

Xi Chuan and Lucas Klein in Eleven Eleven

– The new issue of Eleven Eleven, the journal of the MFA Writing Program at the California College of the Arts, is out now. The issue features three pieces by Xi Chuan: “Ill Fortune C 00024” 厄运 C 00024, “Ill Fortune O 09734” 厄运 O 09734, and “King of Chess” 棋王, translated from the Chinese by Lucas Klein.  – See Lucas Klein’s Cha profile. Xi Chuan’s … Continue reading Xi Chuan and Lucas Klein in Eleven Eleven

Cha contributors in Asymptote

– The January 2012 issue of Asymptote is now available and it features work by Cha contributors Lucas Klein, Xi Chuan and Lee Yew Leong (editor of Asymptote).  Read “Beast”, “The Distance” and “Poison” from Xi Chuan’s forthcoming Notes on the Mosquito. here. These poems are translated from the Chinese by Lucas Klein. In the issue, Lee Yew Leong translates Jing Xianghai’s “The Bus Driver’s … Continue reading Cha contributors in Asymptote

Lucas Klein’s Words & the World

Words & the World, the multilingual anthology and twenty-volume box-set of the International Poetry Nights, is now available. The work is edited by Gilbert Fong, Shelby Chan, Bei Dao and Cha contributor Lucas Klein.  If you are in Hong Kong, you can find the box-sex in good book stores in the city. You can also order the sex through this page.–See Lucas Klein’s Cha profile.–– Continue reading Lucas Klein’s Words & the World

Xi Chuan at the International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong | 10-13 November

Xi Chuan, whose poetry was published in “The China Issue” of Cha (translated from the Chinese by Lucas Klein), will be reading at the International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong (November 10-13, 2011). Xi Chuan will be joining nine other Chinese-language poets from the Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong as well as ten international poets, including Carolyn D. Wright, Tomaž Šalamun and Paul Muldoon. (See … Continue reading Xi Chuan at the International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong | 10-13 November