Contributors / December 2015 (Issue 30)


Guest Editors and Contest Judges
ImageArthur Leung, Associate Editor of Cha, helped select the poetry in the Eighth Anniversary Issue of the journal. He holds an MFA in creative writing (with distinction) from the University of Hong Kong and he is a regular performer of his poetry, having been featured in the Hong Kong Literature Festival, Hong Kong International Literary Festival and invited to give talks, demonstrations and workshops in various schools. He has also been invited to participate in "Art Talents Pop Up! Poemography Exp." as a contributing poet, in "Shall We Jam - A Recital of Leung Ping Kwan's Poetry in Song, Dance & Music" as a performing artist, in the opening ceremony of "LitStream" as a guest poet and in Hong Kong Baptist University's International Writers Workshop as a local writer. Leung was a winner of the 2008 Edwin Morgan International Poetry Competition, and was commended by the Home Affairs Bureau of the Hong Kong SAR government for his outstanding artistic accomplishments. [Cha profile]

ImageRoyston Tester, Associate Editor of Cha, helped select the prose in the Eighth Anniversary Issue of the journal. He is the author of three short fiction collections, You Turn Your Back (2014), Fatty Goes to China (2012), and Summat Else (2004). Two stories, "Seriously" and "Face", were shortlisted for the 2006 CBC Literary Awards. Tester has been jury member for the Commonwealth Fiction Prize, and first reader for the Writers' Union of Canada's Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers. In Canada, he has taught ESL at McMaster University, and fiction-writing at the Humber School for Writers, Toronto. In China, he has been a frequent writer-in-residence at the Red Gate Gallery, Beijing. [Cha profile]

ImageJason Eng Hun Lee, a regular contributor to Cha, was one of the two judges (along with Tammy Ho Lai-Ming) of the "Hong Kong" Poetry Contest. Born in the UK in 1984, Lee has published poems and reviews in the UK, Singapore and Hong Kong. He was nominated by Cha for a Pushcart Prize and was a finalist for the Hong Kong University Prize (2010) and runner-up for the Melita Hume Prize (2012). He has a PhD in English Literature and currently lectures at Hong Kong Baptist University. ["Hong Kong" Poetry Contest] [Cha profile]

ImageHenrik Hoeg is the Current Emcee and lead organizer of Peel Street Poetry. He has been emceeing the event for almost two years, a time in which it has grown astronomically. He is currently in the final stages of editing his upcoming book Irreverent Poems for Pretentious People. Hoeg is one of the four judges of the Peel Street Poetry slam contest 2015. [Peel Street Poetry]

ImageNashua Gallagher is one of the founding members of Peel Street Poetry. The little weekly gathering she set in motion has struggled, survived and flourished countless times over its 10 year history. She is also herself an excellent poet of course. She is still one of a primary organizers of Peel Street Poetry and doubtless the organization would not exist at all were it not for her efforts. Gallagher is one of the four judges of the Peel Street Poetry slam contest 2015. [Peel Street Poetry]

ImageTijana Zderic worked with Peel Street Poetry during the wildly successful Other Hundred event earlier in the year. She is a project manager at the GIFT Institute and is working on the next iteration of the Other Hundred project, which will focus on educators. Zderic is one of the four judges of the Peel Street Poetry slam contest 2015. [Peel Street Poetry]

ImageTom Grundy attended Peel Street in its early days, however he is much more renowned as the force behind his blog Hong Wrong and Hong Kong Free Press, an independent free online newspaper which was crowd-funded and opened its doors in 2015. Grundy is one of the four judges of the Peel Street Poetry slam contest 2015. [Peel Street Poetry]


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