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 (November 2007-October 2017) will be published in a special edition of the Hong Kong-based print poetry magazine, Voice & Verse, in December 2017. This collaboration, the first of its kind, celebrates the ten-year anniversary of Cha.

The poems are selected from over 800 published in the past decade in the journal, and they are some of the editors’ favourites, many of them pertaining to Hong Kong. We are happy to see a gathering of our beloved writers and friends, especially on our birthday.

We have selected 102 poems, by 100 poets:

  1. “A Contingent of Birds” by Daryl Qilin Yam
    (Issue 24; June 2014)
  2. “Advice” by Piera Chen
    (Issue 30; December 2015: Hong Kong Contest)
  3. “After Catullus” by Toh Hsien Min
    (Issue 5; November 2008)
  4. “After Reading Gozo Yoshimasu” by Joshua Marie Wilkinson
    (Issue 36; June 2017: Writing Japan)
  5. “Alleyways, Shanghai” by Eleanor Goodman
    (Issue 18; September 2012)
  6. “Aubade” by Natalie Linh Bolderston
    (Issue 37; October 2017)
  7. “Bad English” by Ouyang Yu
    (Issue 4; August 2008)
  8. “Blackout” by Jeffrey Javier
    (Issue 26; December 2014: Reconciliation Contest)
  9. “Bones” by Shikhandin
    (Issue 12; September 2010: Pushcart Nominee and discussed on A Cup of Fine Tea)
  10. “But We Would Have To Write Letters” by Bernice Chauly
    (Issue 34; December 2016)
  11. “Can Send Not Receive” by Nick Admussen
    (Issue 32; June 2016: Distance)
  12. “Chinatown Bus” by Judith Huang
    (Issue 37; October 2017)
  13. “Chinese Box” by Kathlene Postma
    (Issue 16; March2012: Discussed on A Cup of Fine Tea)
  14. “Close Quarters, 1962” by Janice Ko Luo
    (Issue 30; December 2015: Hong Kong Contest)
  15. “Disobedience” by Henry Wei Leung
    (Issue 25; September 2014: Whither Hong Kong?)
  16. “Dog Paddling” by Grace Chia
    (Issue 34; December 2016)
  17. “Dragon Rising” by Jason Eng Hun Lee
    (Issue 13; February 2012)
  18. “Earthen Houses” by Arthur Leung
    (Issue 14; July 2011: China)
  19. “Epicentre” by Michael Tsang
    (Issue 30; December 2015)
  20. “Factory Girls” by Divya Rajan
    (Issue 8; August 2009: Pushcart Nominee and discussed on A Cup of Fine Tea)
  21. “Farming in the Air” by Lo Mei Wa
    (Issue 26; December 2014: Umbrella Movement)
  22. “Father and Son” by Stuart Christie
    (Issue 9; November 2009: Pushcart Nominee)
  23. “Flowers Are As Permanent As Brick” by Reid Mitchell
    (Issue 4; August 2008) 
  24. “First Day at Jumbo Seafood” by Joshua Ip
    (Issue 21; June 2013)
  25. “Forgotten Gold” by Boris But
    (Issue 30; December 2015: Hong Kong Contest)
  26. “Forms of Flesh” by Russell C. Leong
    (Issue 1; November 2007)
  27. “From a Hymn to the Goddess of the Three Cities” by Eliot Weinberger
    (Issue 22; December 2013: Ancient Asia)
  28. “From “Dead Cat Soushi” (after Makuranosoushi’s The Pillow Book)” by Chan Lai-keun  
    (Issue 36; June 2017: Writing Japan)
  29. “Ginger Flower Woman” by Elbert SP Lee
    (Issue 1; November 2007)
  30. “Hand Movements of a Puppeteer” by Aryanil Mukherjee
    (Issue 9; November 2008: Discussed on A Cup of Fine Tea)
  31. “Hong Kong” by May Huang
    (Issue 30; December 2015: Hong Kong Contest)
  32. “Hong Kong in Black Today” by Shirley Geok-lin Lim
    (Issue 25; September 2014)
  33. “Home” by Jennifer Wong
    (Issue 19; November 2012: Hong Kong Feature)
  34. “Huang Yong Ping” by Joshua Burns
    (issue 18; September 2012: The Past Contest)
  35. “Hunchback Rat of the Red Star Hotel” by Marc Vincenz
    (Issue 10; February 2010)
  36. “I Planted A Banana Tree Outside My Window” by Reid Mitchell
    (Issue 23; March 2014)
  37. “Incense Tree” by Louise Ho
    (Issue 4; August 2008)
  38. “In the Desert” by Marjorie Evasco
    (Issue 22; December 2013: Ancient Asia)
  39. “Kids Everywhere and You and Me in Nowhere” by Isabela Banzon
    (Issue 4; August 2008)
  40. “Last Stand” by Alan Jefferies
    (Issue 7; May 2009: Discussed on A Cup of Fine Tea)
  41. “Letter to a Prominent Korean Man And to You” by Shirley Lee
    (Issue 12; September 2010)
  42. “Letter to Ru Yi, the River-Merchant’s Wife” by Luca Lum
    (Issue 22; December 2013: Ancient Asia and discussed in this World Literature Today article)
  43. “Letter to Queen Victoria from the People of Hong Kong, 2012” by Michael Gray
    (Issue 18; September 2012: The Past Contest)
  44. “Love: Made in China” by Sumana Roy
    (Issue 14; July 2011: The China Issue & Pushcart Nominee and discussed on A Cup of Fine Tea)
  45. “Love Poem” by Theophilus Kwek
    (Issue 35; March 2017)
  46. “Magnetic” by Alvin Pang
    (Issue 2; February 2008)
  47. “Master of Nets” by Andrea Lingenfelter
    (Issue 31; March 2016)
  48. “Mother Tongue” by Tegan Smyth
    (Issue 30; December 2015)
  49. “Not Home” by Gilbert Koh
    (Issue 4; August 2008: Discussed on A Cup of Fine Tea)
  50. “Of Horologists & Jazzologists” by Blair Reeve
    (Issue 6; February 2009)
  51. “Old Shikumen Gate” by Adam Radford
    (Issue 18; September 2012: The Past Contest)
  52. “On Encountering Jean-Claude Van Damme” by Andrew Barker
    (Issue 16; March 2012: Encountering Contest)
  53. “On Giving Birth to Your Daughter” by Bob Bradshaw
    (Issue 1; November 2007)
  54. “On the Flight to Manila” by Kate Rogers
    (Issue 31; March 2016)
  55. “Panda, Macao, Gondolas” by Nicholas Wong
    (Issue 15; November 2011)
  56. “Paramour” by Ocean Vuong
    (Issue 12; September 2010)
  57. “Photographs Under Plastic Sheets” by Jim Pascual Agustin
    (Issue 28; June 2015)
  58. “Raspberries” by Anna Yin
    (Issue 9; November 2009: Pushcart Nominee and discussed on A Cup of Fine Tea)
  59. “Ravana” by Sithuraj Ponraj
    (Issue 33; September 2016: Addiction Contest)
  60. “Razminovenie, or Nonmeeting” by Jee Leong Koh
    (Issue 6; February 2009: Discussed on A Cup of Fine Tea)
  61. “Reach” by Akin Jeje
    (Issue 34; December 2016: Peel Street Poetry)
  62. “Remembering Hong Kong as 39 Everyday Objects” by Antony Huen
    (Issue 33; September 2016)
  63. “Revolution Without Text” by Lian-Hee Wee
    (Issue 33; September 2016: Umbrella Movement)
  64. “Siem Reap, Cambodia” by Greg Santos
    (Issue 10; February 2010: Discussed in this World Literature Today article)
  65. “Silk Road” by Bill Lantry
    (Issue 15; November 2011: Pushcart Nominee)
  66. “Shining” by David McKirdy
    (Issue 24; June 2014)
  67. “Smashing up the Grand Piano” by Martin Alexander
    (Issue 3; May 2008)
  68. “smoking double happiness at the grand stage dinner & dance” by Viki Holmes
    (Issue 3; May 2008)
  69. “Song for a Commuting Gravedigger” by Phoebe Tsang
    (Issue 6; February 2009: Discussed on A Cup of Fine Tea)
  70. “Sonia Wants to Rent an Apartment” by José Manuel Sevilla
    (Issue 16; March 2012: Encountering Contest & Pushcart Nominee)
  71. “Sonnet II” by Gillian Sze
    (Issue 6; February 2009: Discussed on A Cup of Fine Tea)
  72. “St. Petersburg Has Many Churches” by Phill Provance
    (Issue 12; September 2010: Pushcart Nominee)
  73. “Stranger” by Michael O’Sullivan
    (Issue 10; February 2010)
  74. “Street” by Mang Ke, translated by Lucas Klein
    (Issue 31; March 2016)
  75. “Subjections” by B.B.P. Hosmillo
    (Issue 27; March 2015: The Other Side Poetry Contest)
  76. “Suicide Note” by Anuradha Vijayakrishnan
    (Issue 10; February 2010: Discussed on A Cup of Fine Tea and A Cup of Fine Tea)
  77. “Sudoku” by Miho Kinnas
    (Issue 25; September 2014)
  78. “Sunset, Kowloon” by Mantz Yorke
    (Issue 30; December 2015: Hong Kong Contest)
  79. “Tan Yunxian 1461-1554” by David W. Landrum
    (Issue 24; June 2014)
  80. “The Borrowed Children” by Kate Rogers
    (Issue 33; September 2016: Umbrella Movement)
  81. “The Clothesline” by Grace Chin
    (Issue 5; November 2008: Discussed on A Cup of Fine Tea)
  82. “The Expat’s Partner: An Email” by Alistair Noon
    (Issue 2; February 2008: Discussed in this World Literature Today article)
  83. “The Flame and The Fist (Inez Beverly Prosser)” by Henrik Hoeg
    (Issue 35; March 2017: African Diaspora)
  84. “The Ice-Makers of Trần Hưng Đạo Street” by Paul Christiansen
    (Issue 33; September 2016)
  85. “The Phrase You Gave Me” by James Shea
    (Issue 30; December 2015)
  86. “The Tarsier” by Ricky Garni
    (Issue 18; September 2012: Discussed on A Cup of Fine Tea)
  87. “The Queen of the Night” by Ng Yi-Sheng
    (Issue 8; August 2009)
  88. “Treasure” by Gregory Dunn
    (Issue 36; June 2017: Writing Japan)
  89. “To the Shadow-Millions” by Kit Fan
    (Issue 25; September 2014: Whither Hong Kong?)
  90. “To the State Electrical Worker” by Robert Masterson
    (Issue 15; November 2011: Discussed in this World Literature Today article)
  91. “Exercise: Unlearning Heart” by Catherine Candano
    (Issue 7; May 2009: Discussed on A Cup of Fine Tea)
  92. “We” by May Dy
    (Issue 18; September 2012: Discussed on A Cup of Fine Tea)
  93. “Welcome to the Xiang Gang Museum” by Jason S Polley
    (Issue 33; September 2016: Umbrella Movement)
  94. “What We Are Given” by Cyril Wong
    (Issue 1; November 2007)
  95. “When A Ladyboy Loves A Foreign Man” by Arian Tejano
    (Issue 27; March 2015: The Other Side Poetry Contest)
  96. “When I Was the Chinaman’s Granddaughter-In-Law” by Dena Rash Guzman
    (Issue 16; March 2012: Encountering Contest & Pushcart Nominee)
  97. “Where the Red Stone Crumbles” by Catherine Edmunds
    (Issue 23; March 2014: Void Contest & Pushcart Nominee)
  98. “Who Was Your First Love” by Luisa A. Igloria
    (Issue 31; March 2016)
  99. “Whose Woods These Are” by Eddie Tay
    (Issue 2; February 2008)
  100. “Why Not Say” by Jennifer Feeley
    (Issue 30; December 2015)
  101. “You Are Island” by Mai Mang (Yibing Huang)
    (Issue 3; May 2008)
  102. “Zelkova Tree” by Bryan Thao Worra
    (Issue 1; November 2007)

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