#WRITERSRESIST in Hong Kong — Readers

Find out more about #WRITERSRESIST in Hong Kong by clicking here. Runyu Huang 黃潤宇,青年寫作者,江蘇無錫人,現於香港就讀。寫詩寫文,作品偶見於香港媒體、藝文刊物如《明報·世紀版》、《字花》等。 Akin Jeje, originally from Canada, now lives in Hong Kong. His works have been published and featured in Canada and Hong Kong. His poetry collection Smoked Pearl was a semi-finalist for the 2009 International Proverse Prize, and published by Proverse Hong Kong in 2010. Jeje’s most recent publication was in issue … Continue reading #WRITERSRESIST in Hong Kong — Readers

Issue #34 of Cha is HERE.

The Ninth Anniversary Issue of Cha is now available. We would like to thank Associate Editors Arthur Leung (poetry) and Royston Tester (prose) for reading the submissions with us and helping us put together the new edition. We would also like to thank Eddie Tay for the fine selection of book reviews. The issue also features pieces by writers from A-FESTIVAL and Peel Street Poetry. The editorial, … Continue reading Issue #34 of Cha is HERE.

“You Always Collected Lovely and Violent Things” — ASIAN CHA Issue 34 Editorial

‘Send me a postcard darling. How can I make you understand?’ —Shocking Blue In Chris Marker’s 1982 film, Sans Soleil, the female narrator whom we never see—Alexandra Stewart in the English version—reads, in a simultaneously insistent and soothing voice, fragments of letters from a travelling filmmaker against the backdrop of footage from Japan and Africa, two seemingly contrasting worlds that share some deep resonances. These … Continue reading “You Always Collected Lovely and Violent Things” — ASIAN CHA Issue 34 Editorial

Cha — Call for Submissions — “Writing Japan” Issue (June 2017)

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal is now accepting submissions for “Writing Japan,” an edition of the journal devoted to work from and/or about Japan. Our special issue “Writing Japan” encompasses writing from and/or about Japan, broadly imagined. We hope to feature work by Japanese writers and non-Japanese writers writing in relation to Japan, as well as work that challenges fixed ideas about Japanese identity and … Continue reading Cha — Call for Submissions — “Writing Japan” Issue (June 2017)

Cha — Call for Submissions — Issue 35 (March 2017)

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal is now calling for submissions for Issue 35, scheduled for publication in March 2017. Please send in (preferably Asian-themed) poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, reviews, photography & art for consideration. Submission guidelines can be found here. Deadline: 15 December 2016. Ankur Agarawal (poetry) and Michael Gray (prose) will act as guest editors and read the submissions with the editors Tamara Ho and Jeff Zroback. … Continue reading Cha — Call for Submissions — Issue 35 (March 2017)

“Characters Under the Cantonese Umbrella” — ASIAN CHA Issue 33 Editorial

‘The umbrella’s enigma remains unsolved.’ —Jean Baudrillard, Fragments, p. 79. In If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller, Italo Calvino wrote of “this world dense with writing that surrounds us on all sides.” This was an apt description of the experience of having visited the Umbrella Movement protest sites in Hong Kong in 2014. Writing, drawings, signs, symbols could be seen “on all sides.” Much … Continue reading “Characters Under the Cantonese Umbrella” — ASIAN CHA Issue 33 Editorial

“Addiction” — Gerald Dicen

We are happy to announce that six poets have been shortlisted for Cha‘s “Addiction” Poetry Contest. The results will be announced in Issue 33 of the journal, due out in late September 2016. [See other shortlisted poems.] Gerald Dicen’s “Re-apparition” GERALD ON “RE-APPARITION” The first version of my poem “Re-apparition” was comprised of three long stanzas. The idea of it was conceived when I woke up one … Continue reading “Addiction” — Gerald Dicen

“Addiction” — Sithuraj Ponraj

We are happy to announce that six poets have been shortlisted for Cha‘s “Addiction” Poetry Contest. The results will be announced in Issue 33 of the journal, due out in late September 2016. [See other shortlisted poems.] Sithuraj Ponraj’s “Ravana” SITHURAJ ON “RAVANA” My poem “Ravana” is about the character of the same name in the Indian epic Ramayana. Ravana of ten heads lusts after Rama’s … Continue reading “Addiction” — Sithuraj Ponraj

“Addiction” — Ankush Banerjee

We are happy to announce that six poets have been shortlisted for Cha‘s “Addiction” Poetry Contest. The results will be announced in Issue 33 of the journal, due out in late September 2016. [See other shortlisted poems.] Ankush Banerjee’s “Grandmother Wouldn’t Be The Last” [Editors’ note: This is the winner of Second Prize in the “Addiction” Poetry Contest. You can read the poem here.] ANKUSH ON … Continue reading “Addiction” — Ankush Banerjee

“Addiction” — Michelle Robin La

We are happy to announce that six poets have been shortlisted for Cha‘s “Addiction” Poetry Contest. The results will be announced in Issue 33 of the journal, due out in late September 2016. [See other shortlisted poems.] Michelle Robin La’s “Smoking a Pot of Gold” MICHELLE ON “SMOKING A POT OF GOLD” My husband’s mother struggled to raise ten children in Vietnam while caring for her … Continue reading “Addiction” — Michelle Robin La