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

Whispers on the Wind – A Reading of Russell C. Leong’s "Dreams and Dust"

––Guest post by reader Charles Kress. Kuan Yin What of the past that whispersSuch winds blow our words awayWhere have they goneMust we always start anewWill dead voices never cease – from “Blood Secrets” —–– Not long ago I wrote the poem “Blood Secrets” based on a dream. In the dream I was in a large room with many statues of saints, angels, goddesses and … Continue reading Whispers on the Wind – A Reading of Russell C. Leong’s "Dreams and Dust"

Into East River(s): Chinese / American Artists and Asian American Poets

Date: Thursday, June 2, 2011 Time: 4PM to 8PM Place: 25 West 43rd Street, 19th Floorbetween 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan Free Admission – Limited Space, Registration RequiredTo register, please call 212-869-0182.  For thousands of years, rivers – both East and West – have been used as a source of food and drinking, for energy, and for navigation. Culturally and politically, rivers have also been used to delineate the … Continue reading Into East River(s): Chinese / American Artists and Asian American Poets

Cha’s Ode to Hong Kong

[Click the images to enlarge.] From Issue 1 [Link] From Issue 1 [Link] From Issue 1 [Read the entire poem] From Issue 2 [Read the entire poem] From Issue 3 [Read the entire poem]  From Issue 9 [Read the entire poem] From Issue 12 [Read the entire poem] [The poem is discussed here] – When I go back to Hong Kong, I wish to campaign … Continue reading Cha’s Ode to Hong Kong

How did you select Yibing Huang to be your guest editor? And why?

How did you select Yibing Huang to be your guest editor? And why? I first met Yibing through a mutual friend of ours, Professor Russell Leong. I was taking an informal creative writing class with Russell, and he introduced the students to Yibing. Since then, I have been impressed by Yibing’s work and he has even contributed two poems to Cha. I felt like his … Continue reading How did you select Yibing Huang to be your guest editor? And why?

Introducing The Russell C. Leong Literary E-Book Series

Russell Leong writes: The E-Book Series will continue the UCLA tradition of publishing Asian America’s most distinguished literary writers. Amerasia has published stories, letters, poetry, essays, and interviews by and with: Carlos Bulosan, Frank Chin, Maxine Hong Kingston, Jessica Hagedorn, Karen Tei Yamashita, Monique Troung, Garrett Hongo, Lawson Inada, Amitava Kumar, Al Robles, Alan Chong Lau, Janice Mirikitani, Wakako Yamauchi, Shahidul Alam, Hisaye Yamamoto, Vijay … Continue reading Introducing The Russell C. Leong Literary E-Book Series

CHA contributors in Kartika Review: Inaugural Year Anthology

Cha contributors Jee Leong Koh and Russell C. Leong have creative works published in Karitka Review: Inaugural Year Anthology. The anthology is available for purchase here and read Jee Leong’s poem “Childish Punishments” (p. 168; the poem is also reprinted at Foundling Review), and Russell’s poem “Tian Qiao / Sky Bridge” (p. 171) and non-fiction “On Being Nomadic? A Response” (pp. 237-238). Jee Leong Koh’s … Continue reading CHA contributors in Kartika Review: Inaugural Year Anthology

CHA is mentioned in US/China Media Brief

Cha is mentioned by Russell C. Leong in an article “Paths of Stone, Rivers of Ink:The Sino-American World through Its Writers” in the US/China Media Brief website. In his article, Russell comments, “In Hong Kong, besides traditional university-based journals, new internet-based journals including Cha have embraced a more pan-Asian perspective and have included Chinese American writers as well.” Thank you so much for the mention! … Continue reading CHA is mentioned in US/China Media Brief