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

New updates on 5 Cha contributors: Leanne Dunic, O Thiam Chin, Ouyang Yu, Toh Hsien Min and Wendy Xu

Leanne Dunic, O Thiam Chin, Ouyang Yu, Toh Hsien Min It is always exciting to read a new issue of QLRS. In the current issue, you can read “Our Greatest Years Have Passed Like Flowers”, a poem by Leanne Dunic;  “The Years”, a short story by O Thiam Chin; “A Room for Three”, a short story by Ouyang Yu; and a review by Toh Hsien … Continue reading New updates on 5 Cha contributors: Leanne Dunic, O Thiam Chin, Ouyang Yu, Toh Hsien Min and Wendy Xu

Ouyang Yu wins NSW Premier’s Literary Award

Congratulations to Cha contributor Ouyang Yu, whose book The English Class is a 2011 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award winner ($20,000). Ouyang’s poem “Bad English” was published in Issue # 4 of Cha and discussed on A Cup of Fine Tea. There will be a review of The English Class in the forthcoming China Issue, due out in July. – Continue reading Ouyang Yu wins NSW Premier’s Literary Award

Cha contributors in Mascara Literary Review

– The following Cha contributors have new creative works published in the May 2011 issue of Mascara Literary Review. -Nicholas Y.B. Wong: Poetry (“Walk With Words”, “Mark Twain as an Anti-Anti Smoker”) -Sam Byfield: Poetry (“Split Earth”, “Escaping the Central West”) -Desh Balasubramaniam: Poetry (“The Zoo”, “The Country, My Lover”, “Smoke of Zebu”) -Sridala Swami: Poetry (“Chromatography”, “Of Clairvoyance”) -Michelle Cahill: Review (“Diasporic Fault Lines: … Continue reading Cha contributors in Mascara Literary Review

Ouyang Yu’s The English Class shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Award 2011

– Congratulations to Cha contributor Ouyang Yu! His novel The English Class is shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Award 2011. Other nominees are Peter Carey, Stephen Daisley, Lisa Lang, Alex Miller and Kristel Thornell. You can learn more about the NSW Premier’s Award here. If you are a resident of Australia, please also consider voting Ouyang’s book for the People’s Choice Award.– Ouyang Yu’s poem “Bad English” was published in issue #4 of Cha and analysed … Continue reading Ouyang Yu’s The English Class shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Award 2011

Ouyang Yu’s Man Dong Zuo (Slow Motion)

Man Dong Zuo (Slow Motion), A new Chinese poetry book by Ouyang Yu is available now. Price: $59.95 Titled Man Dong Zuo (Slow Motion), this collection contains the lushest and most sexy poetry Ouyang Yu has ever written in Chinese. This is a limited edition of 100 copies. More information here. – Ouyang Yu’s poem “Bad English” was published in issue #4 of Cha and analysed on A Cup of Fine Tea. – Continue reading Ouyang Yu’s Man Dong Zuo (Slow Motion)

Cha contributors at Melbourne Writers Festival 2010

Cha contributors Ouyang Yu and Daren Shiau are participants of the Melbourne Writers Festival 2010. Learn more about the festival here. – – Ouyang Yu’s poem “Bad English” was published in issue #4 of Cha and analysed on A Cup of Fine Tea. Daren Shiau’s prose poems were published in issue #5 of Cha. = = Continue reading Cha contributors at Melbourne Writers Festival 2010

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

Mascara Literary Review 5

The fifth issue of Mascara Literary Review (editors: Boey Kim Cheng and Michelle Cahill) is now live. Read a fine selection of poetry here. Cha contributors Michelle Cahill and Cyril Wong (here and here) also have review articles published in the issue. One of the reviews by Cyril Wong is on Cha contributor Ouyang Yu’s The Kingsbury Tale. There is also an interview with Cha … Continue reading Mascara Literary Review 5

International Workshop on Diasporas: Cultural Transfer

“Diasporas: Cultural Transfer” is an international workshop organised by the Faculty of Arts at The University of Hong Kong in collaboration with the University of Nottingham. This is the second in a series of international workshops bringing together scholars from U21 universities who are currently working on various aspects of “Diaspora.” The focus of the workshop will be cultural and historical. Each participant will present … Continue reading International Workshop on Diasporas: Cultural Transfer