New updates on 3 Cha contributors: Robert E. Wood, Marc Vincenz and Dena Rash Guzman

Robert E. Wood

Robert E. Wood’s poem “Breathless” is published in the May 2012 issue of Blue Fifth Review. ‘She has come to Paris to study art / and her own reflection.’ 
|| See Robert E. Wood’s Cha profile


Marc Vincenz

Marc Vincenz’s poem “The Policeman Who Came to See You”, previously published in Prime Number Magazine, is now up at October Babies. What does the policeman want? Who is he asking after?
||  See Marc Vincenz’s Cha profile.  


Dena Rash Guzman

Dena Rash Guzman’s “I, I, I.” is now available in Ink Node. The persona of the poem liked street animals. Why? Find out here. 
|| Dena Rash Guzman’s poetry was published in Issue #15 and Issue #16 of Cha.


CHA — Call for Submissions — Fourth Anniversary Issue

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal is now calling for submissions for its November 2011 issue (Issue #15). Please send in (preferably Asian-themed) poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, reviews, photography & art for consideration. Submission guidelines can be found here. Deadline: 15 September, 2011.

Cha‘s regular guest editor Royston Tester (prose) and poet Robert E. Wood (poetry) will act as guest editors and read the submissions with co-editors Tammy Ho and Jeff Zroback. Please contact Reviews Editor Eddie Tay at if you want to review a book or have a book reviewed in the journal.

We are also accepting submissions for “The China Issue” due out in June 2011. More details are available here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to write to any of the Cha staff at

Whale Sound

Whale Sound is Nic Sebastian’s project. According to Nic, “My idea is to record and post readings of contemporary poems that affect me in one way or another.” Learn more about Whale Sound here.

Several Cha contributors’ poems have been recorded by Nic. Listen to: