Tonight: LANTERN REVIEW & BOXCAR POETRY REVIEW Joint Reading

LANTERN REVIEW & BOXCAR POETRY REVIEW Joint Reading

Lantern ReviewΒ is hosting a joint reading with Boxcar Poetry Review on Friday night (the 4th) at 7:30 pm, at Go Mama Go! (1809 14th St. NW). Entrance is pay-as-you-wish. About 16 writers from the two journals will be reading and light refreshments will be provided. The event is open for all and is an AWP off-site event. More information is available at the event’s Facebook invitation page. Also check out Lantern Review’s blog.Β 

Asia Writes — Selected Poems for Nomination to Best of the Net 2010

Congratulations to the following Cha contributors whose poems have been nominated by Asia Writes for inclusion in Best of the Net Anthology 2010: Nicholas Y. B. Wong (“I Am Mark Joseph“), Luis A. Igloria (“Paradise“) and Iris A. Law (“on being far away, in January“). Good luck!
See Cha‘s nominations here.
  • See Nicholas Y.B. Wong’s ChaΒ profile.
  • Luisa A. Igloria’s poetry was published in issue #2 and issue #8 of Cha.
  • Iris A. Law’s poetry was published in Issue #7 of Cha. Her “Circumnavigation” was selected for inclusion in Sundress Publications’ 2009Best of the Net Anthology and analysed by Tammy Ho here.

Cha contributors in Lantern Review



Several Cha contributors have new creative works featured in the inaugural issue of Lantern Review (June, 2010). Read Ocean Vuong’s “The Touch“; Luisa A Igloria’s “To the Mad Scientist, from His Poet-Wife” and “Contingency“; and view Steve Wing’s photography “Door Shadow” and “Street Puddle Reflection“. There is also a book review of Sun Yung Shin’s Skirt Full of Black by Craig Santos Perez.
Lantern Review is co-edited by Iris A. Law.

Lantern Review aims to serve the literary community by providing a virtual space in which to promote and discuss the work of contemporary Asian American poets and artists. We seek to publish expertly crafted work in a variety of forms and aesthetics, including traditional and experimental pieces, hybrid forms, multimedia work, and new translations. We welcome pieces from anglophone writers of all ethnic backgrounds whose work has a vested interest in issues relevant to the Asian diaspora in North America, as well as work created collaboratively in a community context.

  • Ocean Vuong’s poetry has been published in issue #10 of Cha.
  • Luisa A. Igloria’s poetry was published in issue #2 and issue #8 ofCha.
  • Steve Wing’s photography was published in issue #7 of Cha.
  • Craig Santos Perez’s review has previously been published in issue #9 of Cha.
  • Iris A. Law’s poetry has been published in issue #7 of Cha.

ASIAN CHA in 2009 Best of the Net Anthology

We are very happy to announce that Iris A. Law’s poem “Circumnavigation“, first published in Issue #7 of Cha, has been selected for publication in Best of the Net Anthology 2009. Cha co-editor Tammy Ho has written an analysis of the poem and it is available on A Cup of Fine Tea.

According to the editor Erin Elizabeth Smith: “With over 500 submissions from 75+ online journals and presses, the 2009 Best of the Net Anthology culls its final 25 winners from the largest pool of work in our four year history.”

You can read other selected pieces in the 2009 Best of the Net Anthology here.

Congratulations, Iris!

Best of the Net 2009 Nominations

Cha is happy to announce that we have decided to nominate the following pieces of work for inclusion in Best of the Net Anthology 2009, published by Sundress Publications. Congratulations to these writers and good luck!

Poems nominated by Cha: An Asian Literary Journal for inclusion in Best of the Net 2009:
= Reid Mitchell, “Flowers Are As Permanent As Brick” (issue #4, August 2008)
= Isabela Banzon, “Kids Everywhere and You and Me in Nowhere” (issue #4, August 2008)
= Jennifer Wong, “Companions” (issue #5, November 2008)
= Phoebe Tsang, “Song for a Commuting Gravedigger” (issue #6, February 2009)
= Gillian Sze, “Sonnet II” (issue #6, February 2009)
= Iris A. Law, “Circumnavigation” (issue #7, May 2009)
Short stories nominated by Cha: An Asian Literary Journal for inclusion in Best of the Net 2009:
= Nirmala Pillai, “The Killing” (issue #5, November 2008)
= Caitlin Militello, “Coming of Age” (issue #7, May 2009)