Eddie Tay’s The Mental Life of Cities

This post was originally posted on 22nd October, 2010. 

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We are very pleased and proud to announce that our Reviews Editor Eddie Tay, who is also a professor teaching creative writing and poetry at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, has just published his third full-length collection of poetry, The Mental Life of Cities (Chameleon Press). The collection is “a meditation on the modern city and creative life” and the poems are inspired by “the ways in which the English and the Chinese languages intertwine and take root in the Asian cities of Hong Kong and Singapore”.  
Four poems from the collection: “Night Thoughts”, “Country”, “White Pages” and “Cities” appear in the current issue of Cha; “Night Thoughts” has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize 2010.

If you would like to receive a review copy of The Mental Life of Cities, please also write to Tammy.


Eddie has very generously agreed to give away ONE SIGNED COPY of The Mental Life of Cities to a Cha reader. To get this special copy, please:

1) Send an email to Tammy Ho [t@asiancha.com] with the subject line “The Mental Life of Cities”.
2) In the body of the email, answer the following question: Cha is which city’s first online English literary journal?

As simple as that! We will randomly choose someone from the pool of people who have written us. Deadline is Sunday 7 November, 2010. The selected reader will receive an email from us on the following day.

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