New updates on 7 Cha contributors: Astha Gupta, Rumjhum Biswas, Ira Sukrungruang, Berit Ellingsen, Sumana Roy and Luisa A. Igloria

Astha Gupta and Rumjhum Biswas

Astha Gupta’s poem “Breathprints” (p. 33) is published in the May-June issue of Reading Hour, a highly respected print magazine in India. Astha’s poem is also the only one featured in the web sample preview of the issue. Also in the same issue is Rumjhum Biswas‘s story “Feral” (p. 27). 
|| Astha Gupta’s poetry was published in Issue #12 of Cha. 
|| See Rumjhum Biswas’s Cha profile. 


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Astha Gupta

Astha Gupta’s story “Diffusing Light” has recently been anthologised in a compilation of stories inspired by Rabindranath Tagore. The book is published in British Council and you can learn more about it here. and see a complete list of contributors.
|| Astha Gupta’s poetry was published in Issue #12 of Cha. 

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Ira Sukrungruang

Ira Sukrungruang’s poem “Dexatrim: An Autobiography” and an Q&A with Ira are now available in Prime Number. Read everything here
|| Ira Sukrungruang’s poetry has been published in issue #9 of Cha.  

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Berit Ellingsen

Berit Ellingsen‘s story “Person Ore Heart” is now available in Everyday Genius. It begins with this sentence: “For this story you must believe that the mind is imprisoned inside the body, that the body is separate from the rest of the world, and that the mind’s thoughts make up a whole personality.”
|| Read Berit Ellingsen’s Cha profile.

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Sumana Roy

Sumana Roy’s new poem “Long Distance Relationship” is now published in Livemint. The poem will make you reflect on your own relationships. 
|| See Sumana Roy’s Cha profile.

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Luisa A. Igloria
Luisa Igloria‘s poem “Cuauhtemoc” (p. 247) is published in the latest issue of POETRY. You can read the poem here
|| Luisa A. Igloria’s poetry was published in issue #2 and issue #8 of Cha

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New updates on 5 Cha contributors: Winne Chau, Nicholas Y.B. Wong, Alistair Noon, Luisa A. Igloria and Marc Vincenz

Winnie Chau and Nicholas Y.B. Wong

Read Winnie Chau’s theatre review of Pains of Youth and an interview with Nicholas Y.B. Wong in the latest issue of Time Out Hong Kong.

See Nicholas Wong’s Cha’s profile here 
Winnie Chau’s poem “her story” was published in Issue #4 of Cha

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Alistair Noon

Excerpt from Alistair Noon’s “At the Atlantic” can now be read in The Bangor Daily NewsUni-Verse column.  

Alistair Noon’s poetry and creative non-fiction were published in issue #2 of Cha. His poem “The Expat Partner: An Email” is discussed here.



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Luisa A. Igloria

 Luisa A. Igloria‘s tweet poem is featured on NPR’s “Tell Me More” show. You can read the story and listen to the audio here. Luisa’s poem begins with the line ‘Remember when summers’…

Luisa A. Igloria’s poetry was published in issue #2 and issue #8 of Cha

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Marc Vincenz
Marc Vincenz’s poem “For the Shadow Council,”, first published in Exquisite Corpse, is now on October Babies. You can also listen to Marc’s audio recording of the poem.

Read Marc Vincenz’s Cha profile.

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New updates on 6 Cha contributors: Alistair Noon, Wendy Xu, Greg Santos, Marc Vincenz, Luisa A. Igloria and Kristine Ong Muslim

Alistair Noon

Two poems by Alistair Noon are published in the latest issue of World Literature Today. Have a look here

Alistair Noon’s poetry and creative non-fiction were published in issue #2 of Cha. His poem “The Expat Partner: An Email” is discussed here.

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Wendy Xu

Four poems by Wendy Xu are published in the latest issue of Red Lightbulbs. Read “We Are Both Sure to Die”, “We are Both Sure to Die”, “This Year I Mean to be an Elephant” and “Wow is What I Want” here
Wendy Xu’s poetry was published in Issue #16 of Cha. 



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Greg Santos

A selection of “Google Autocomplete” poems Greg Santos compiled appeared on Internet Poetry. Check out, for example, THIS and THIS

Greg Santos’s poem “Siem Reap, Cambodia” was published in issue #10 of Cha and discussed here.

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Marc Vincenz
Marc Vincenz’s poem “Ante Perpetuum”, first published in Pull of the Gravitons (Right Hand Pointing), is now on October Babies.

Read Marc Vincenz’s Cha profile.

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Luisa A. Igloria

Luisa A. Igloria’s poem “Lineage” is part of “Crossing the Country Line by Line”, the project of YARN: Young Adult Review Network celebrating national poetry month. 

Luisa A. Igloria’s poetry was published in issue #2 and issue #8 of Cha.
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Kristine Ong Muslim



Read an interview with Kristine Ong Muslim in the latest issue of JMWW. There is also a review of Kristine’s Night Fish in the edition.
Kristine Ong Muslim’s poetry was published in issue #9 of Cha and her poem “Preface to a Pornographer’s Dirty Book” is discussed here.

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Ivy Alvarez and Luisa A. Igloria in Fire On Her Tongue

Cha contributors Ivy Alvarez and Luisa A. Igloria have works in Fire On Her Tongue: An eBook Anthology of Contemporary Women’s Poetry, edited by Kelli Russell Agodon and Annette Spaulding-Convy. Ivy’s poems are “What Vivien Leigh Dropped” and “What Rita Hayworth Threw Away” and Luisa’s poems are “Forager”, Despedida de Soltera”, “Speaking Of____” and “Consonance”. Learn more about the anthology and purchase a copy here

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 Cha 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.

CHA contributors in O&S

Cha contibutors Billy Collins and Luisa A Igloria have new poems published in the latest issue of O&S, “The Self Portrait Issue”. Read Billy’s “Instructions to the Artists” (p. 9) and Luisa’s “Magnolia” (p. 15) here.

Billy Collins’s four Asian-themed poems were published in issue #5 of Cha.

Luisa A Igloria’s poetry has been published in issue #2 and issue #8 of Cha.

Luisa Igloria wins 2009 Sandeen Prize

Luisa Igloria is the winner of the University of Notre Dame’s 2009 Sandeen Prize for her collection of poetry, Juan Luna’s Revolver.

The Sandeen Prize, which began in 1996, is awarded biannually to an author who has already published at least one volume of poetry. The winner receives a thousand dollars and publication by the University of Notre Dame Press. Read more here.
Luisa A Igloria’s poetry has been published in issue #2 of Cha.

NOT A MUSE

Cha excitedly announces the launch of Not A Muse. Not A Muse is edited by Viki Holmes (Cha contributor) and Kate Rogers and published by Haven Books.

The anthology includes poems by “over 100 sensational contributors from 24 countries including”. The following Cha contributors are featured in the long-awaited anthology: Agnes Lam (issue#2), Anindita Sengupta (issue#3), Kavita Jindal (issue#1), Louise Ho (issue#4), Luisa A Igloria (issue#2), Mani Rao (issue#1), Michelle Cahill (issue#2), Phoebe Tsang (issue#6), Sridala Swami (issue#3), Tammy Ho Lai-Ming (co-editor of Cha) and Viki Holmes (issue#3).
You can find more detail about the launch of Not A Muse on the Haven Books website and the the Man Kong International Literary Festival 2009 website.
If you are in Hong Kong, do join the launch party!