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Ho Lai-Ming

TAMMY HO LAI-MING is the founding co-editor of Cha and an editor of the academic journal Hong Kong Studies (Chinese University Press).

She has also edited or co-edited several volumes of poetry and short fiction published in Hong Kong. Her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize four times and for the Forward Prize, and her translations of others' works have appeared in Chinese Literature Today, Drunken Boat, Pathlight and World Literature Today.

Her first poetry collection is Hula Hooping (Chameleon, 2015), while her first collection of short stories Her Name Upon the Strand (Delere Press) and second collection of poetry Too Too Too Too (Math Paper Press) are forthcoming.

Tammy is the recipient of the 2015 Young Artist Award in Literary Arts presented by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University and a Vice President of PEN Hong Kong.


Poems previously published in Asia Literary Review: 

  • Summer 2006: Languages, Butterfly Pin, The Comfort of Strangers and Ring Fingers (see below)
  • Spring 2008: This is Not an Age for Punctuation
  • Autumn 2009: Glory, Repentance (see below)

For a recent poem on the 2014 protests in Hong Kong, click here.


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