New updates on 4 Cha contributors: Jennifer Wong, Greg Santos, Berit Ellingsen and Dena Rash Guzman
Jennifer Wong’s poem “Queen’s Pier Central” (originally published in her collection Summer Cicadas) is reprinted in Apple Daily, a Hong Kong Chinese-language newspaper (but the poem is in English!). The poem is published alongside an article on Jenny, who will be representing Hong Kong and reading her poetry at Poetry Parnassus (part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad). Read the poem and the article on Jenny’s blog.
Greg Santos’s “Facebook Status Found Poem” can now be found in Internet Poetry. As the title of the piece suggests, Greg culled this poem from his Facebook friends’ status updates. Interestingly, it has this line: ‘Crispin Best is an English dude.’ Indeed he is! Read the rest of the poem here.
|| Greg Santos’s poem “Siem Reap, Cambodia” was published in issue #10 of Cha and discussed here.
A powerful poem by DenaRash Guzman, “the greatest famine in history”, is now published in Ink Node. ‘[H]e snapped and tanks shot concrete like semen’, ‘children died / eating pond scum’ and ‘mao souvenir / alarm clock will never tell time’ are just some of the memorable images/ideas from the poem. Read the whole poem here.