Cha’s March 2013 Issue (#20) Launch Reading at AWP

There will be a launch reading for the March 2013 issue ofΒ Cha: An Asian Literary Journal at AWP. The event will be hosted byΒ guest editorsΒ Kaitlin SolimineΒ andΒ Marc VincenzΒ and co-hosted by the Fairbank Center forChinese Studies at Harvard University.
Feature readings by past and currentΒ ChaΒ contributorsΒ EleanorΒ Goodman,Β Bill Lantry, Kim Liao,Β Mai MangΒ (Yibing Huang), Tracy Slater, Marc Vincenz, and Nicholas YB Wong.Β 

Nicholas YB Wong’s Cities of Sameness

Nicholas YB Wong‘s first full collection of poetry, Cities of Sameness, published by Desperanto, is now available both in print and in Kindle version. Learn more about the book here.

Cities of Sameness is Nicholas YB Wong’s first candid attempt in merging an Asian voice with American poetics. Poems in the book defy the heterosexual ideal of loves and desires and explore current issues of China and Hong Kong. The book seeks to destabilize social and literary landscape believed to have settled.”

Nicholas YB Wong’s poem “Panda, Macao, Gondolas”, published in Issue #15 of Cha, was nominated for a Pushcart Price.Β See his Cha’s profileΒ here.Β 

Poetry Jam | Hong Kong International Literary Festival | Friday 11 March

Poetry doesn’t get better than this!

“Visiting and local poets read their own and others’ work in a sticky, noisy and unpredictable mix, ring-mistressed by Viki Holmes. Ticket price includes a $30 drinks voucher redeemable at the door.”

Friday, 11 March 2011
Poetry Jam

19:30 – 21:30
Fringe Club
This Friday, if you are in Hong Kong, you should attend Poetry Jam, an evening of poetry organised by Poetry OutLoud Hong Kong, hosted by Viki Holmes. The event is part of the Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2011. Eight Cha contributors will be reading — click the images below to read their works in Cha.

Other participating poets include Akin Jeje, Gillian Bickley, Jason Polley, Nashua Gallagher, and more.Β 

FIFTY-FIFTY Relaunch Event at Pacific Coffee

Fifty-Fifty, the anthology edited by Xu Xi and published by Haven Books (Hong Kong), will be relaunched with a new cover. To celebrate Haven Books has teamed up with Pacific Coffee to bring the anthology to the general public at a “Meet the Authors” event held on two dates in September 2009: first in Central and two weeks later in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009 / 7 – 8.30pm
Pacific Coffee, 52-54 Wellington Street, Central
Thursday, September 24, 2009 / 7 – 8.30pm
Pacific Coffee, G/F New World Centre, 18-24 Salisbury Road, TST
Fifty-Fifty features work by many Cha contributors, including Xu Xi (issue #6), Martin Alexander (issue #3), Andrew Barker (issue #7), Cecilia Chan (issue #7), David Clarke (issue #1), Louise Ho (issue #4), Viki Holmes (issues #3 and #8), Alan Jefferies (issue #7), Agnes Lam (issue #2), Elbert S.P. Lee (issue #1), Arthur Leung (issue #1 and guest poetry editor of issue #6), Mani Rao (issue #1), Kate Rogers (issue #8), Nicholas Y. B. Wong (issue #1 and guest editor of issue #4) and Cha‘s founding co-editor Tammy Ho Lai-ming.
If you are in Hong Kong in September, do join the Fifty-Fifty writers at these exciting meetings!