Thursday, 17 May 2012

New updates on 4 Cha contributors: Jennifer Wong, Greg Santos, Berit Ellingsen and Dena Rash Guzman

Jennifer Wong
Jennifer Wong's poem "Queen's Pier Central" (originally published in her collection Summer Cicadas) is reprinted in Apple Daily, a Hong Kong Chinese-language newspaper (but the poem is in English!). The poem is published alongside an article on Jenny, who will be representing Hong Kong and reading her poetry at Poetry Parnassus (part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad). Read the poem and the article on Jenny's blog.
|| Jennifer Wong's poem "Companions" was published in issue #5 of Cha and discussed here. She has also reviewed books for the journal.

Greg Santos
Greg Santos's "Facebook Status Found Poem" can now be found in Internet Poetry. As the title of the piece suggests, Greg culled this poem from his Facebook friends' status updates. Interestingly, it has this line: 'Crispin Best is an English dude.' Indeed he is! Read the rest of the poem here.
|| Greg Santos's poem "Siem Reap, Cambodia" was published in issue #10 of Cha and discussed here. 

Berit Ellingsen
"Crane Legs", a poetic flash story by Berit Ellingsen, can be read on FlashFlood, a project which celebrates Flash Fiction Day. 
|| Read Berit Ellingsen's Cha profile.

Dena Rash Guzman
A  powerful poem by Dena Rash Guzman, "the greatest famine in history", is now published in Ink Node. '[H]e snapped and tanks shot concrete like semen', 'children died / eating pond scum' and 'mao souvenir / alarm clock will never tell time' are just some of the memorable images/ideas from the poem. Read the whole poem here.
||  Dena Rash Guzman's poetry was published in Issue #15 and Issue #16 of Cha.


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