New updates on 3 Cha contributors: John McKernan, Ricky Garni and Shivani Sivagurunathan

John McKernan and Ricky Garni

John McKernan and Ricky Garniย have new poems published in the Summer 2012 issue of Otis Nebula. John’s “Maybe” is a list poem with each line beginning with… you guessed it… ‘maybe’. I like ‘Maybe every number in the universe is contained within the number 1’ most. How about you? Ricky’s “Ceres” tells us about a boxer named… you guessed it… ‘Ceres’ (but is this his real name?). The poem also reminds us that planets that are barelyย discernibleย ‘still cast a shadow’ (but are we really talking about planets?).ย 
||ย John McKernan’s poetry was published inย Issue #15ย of Cha and is forthcoming in the June 2012 issue. ย His poem“We Used Chalk”ย was nominated for a Pushcart Prize 2012.ย ย 
||ย Ricky Garni’s poetry was published inย Issue #16ย of Cha.ย 

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Shivani Sivagurunathan

Shivani Sivagurunathan‘s short story “Catching Iguanas”, first published in her collection Wildlife on Coal Island and later reprinted in the November 2011 issue of Cha, has now been translated into Japanese and can be read on Birds Singing in Englishes.ย Tai Dong Huai’s short story “New Babies” and Sushma Joshi’s short story “Betrayal”, both first published in Cha, were also translated into Japanenese and are available on Birds Singing in Englishes.ย 
||ย Shivani Sivagurunathan’s stories were published inย Issue #13ย andIssue #15ย ofย Chaย and her poetry was published inย Issue #16ย of the journal.ย 


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