Aryanil Mukherjee and Marc Vincenz in Lantern Review

Cover image: “Blackbird,” composite photograph by Anannya Dasgupta

We are very happy to say that the second issue (Winter 2011) of Lantern Review is now available! Among the wonderful poetry and visual art featured in the issue are Aryanil Mukherjee’s “honeycomb scriptures :: world granulated” and Marc Vincenz’s “Taishan Mountain”.

It is also very worthwhile to read the editors’ note, in which Mia Ayumi Malhotra & Iris A. Law discuss questions such as “How exactly does one define ‘Asian’ literature within the context of a literary publication, and should a self-proclaimed ‘Asian’ journal only publish writing that falls neatly within the parameters of such a definition?” Read the full note here.

Best of the Net 2010 Nominations

We are happy to announce that the following pieces of work have been nominated by Cha for inclusion in Best of the Net Anthology 2010, published by Sundress Publications. Congratulations to these writers and good luck!


=Rosanna Oh, “Etude” (issue #11, May 2010)
=Anuradha Vijayakrishnan, “Suicide Note” Read an analysis of the poem here.(issue #10, Feb. 2010)
=Papa Osumbal, “A Bum’s Demise” Read an analysis of the poem here. (issue #10, February 2010)
=Kate Rogers, “Sai Ying Pun Sestina” (issue #9, Nov. 2009)
=Lillian Kwok, “Departure” Read an analysis of the poem here.(issue #8, Aug. 2009)
=Drew Calvert, “Improv” (issue #9, Nov. 2009)
=O Thiam Chin, “Pebbles” (issue #8, Aug. 2009)
Creative non-fiction
=Iain S. Baird, “A Night at the Taj” (issue #9, Nov. 2009)
=Anne Tibbitts, “The okinawan Coffeeshop” (issue #8, Aug. 2009)
Also see our Best of the Web, Pushcart and Micro Award nominations this year.

Iris A. Law’s “Circumnavigation”, first published in Issue #7 of Cha, was selected for publication in Best of the Net 2009.