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

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 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

Asia Literary Review — Let’s have some flora in the poems

There are some wonderful poems in the Winter 2010 issue of Asia Literary Review (this is their “China’ issue) and it is interesting to see that many of them feature flora imagery.1  Landscape Above Zero | Bei Dao | “It was the pen that bloomed in despair / It was the flower that refused the necessary journey” Tonight We Sow | Duo Duo | “Tulips, last … Continue reading Asia Literary Review — Let’s have some flora in the poems

Poetry OutLoud poets and Cha contributors on the BBC World Service

BBC World Service – The Strand Poets Zheng Danyi and Martin Alexander talk about “New Generation Poetry” and read Danyi’s poem “Dedication”, written in 1990. Also, a love poem from the Chinese Nobel Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo to his wife (“I Give Everything to You”) is newly translated by Danyi, Martin and Shirley Lee and read on the programme by Danyi (Mandarin) and Martin (English). Listen to this particular edition of “The … Continue reading Poetry OutLoud poets and Cha contributors on the BBC World Service

one by one OUTLOUD 5 May

–––– one by one – one person: one poem ~ story ~ song… – the following poets/writers/artists will perform– agnes lam akin jeje andy barker blair reeve brian mulcahy yuen che-hung christian johnson zheng danyi dave mckirdy fanny-min becker chan fongie shoko fujioka gerard henry gillian bickley jason lee jessica yeung jonathan douglas kate rogers keon lee chung ling martin alexander mary jane newton michael … Continue reading one by one OUTLOUD 5 May

Cha contributors in The Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2010

Cha contributors Martin Alexander, Andrew Barker, Blair Reeve, Jason Lee, Ouyang Yu, Kate Rogers, Viki Holmes and Xu Xi will be featured in the 2010 Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival (11-19 March). More details can be found here. Read Martin’s “Smashing Up the Grand Piano” [and an anslysis of the poem], Andrew’s “Welded to Reason by Brittle Metals” [and a review of his Snowblind … Continue reading Cha contributors in The Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2010

Martin Alexander wins the International Grand Prix for Poetry

Good news! Cha contributor Martin Alexander attended the Orient-Occident Festival in Romania earlier this year; and was awarded the International Grand Prix for Poetry with his poem “Smashing Up the Grand Piano”, first published in issue #3 of Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. You can watch a video of Martin reading the poem here (he is an excellent reader). Congratulations, Martin! The poem is discussed … Continue reading Martin Alexander wins the International Grand Prix for Poetry

The Independent on Sunday/ Bradt Travel-Writing Competition 2009 — Martin Alexander is a Finalist

Martin Alexander’s “Dragon Boat” is one of the six finalists in “The Independent on Sunday/ Bradt Travel-Writing Competition 2009“. Read Martin’s piece here. Martin Alexander’s poetry has been previously published in issue #3 of Cha. Continue reading The Independent on Sunday/ Bradt Travel-Writing Competition 2009 — Martin Alexander is a Finalist

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