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August 2017: Tammy Ho Lai-Ming 何麗明

We're delighted to welcome Tammy Ho Lai-Ming to be our featured author this August.

She 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 TodayDrunken 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.

Bio from Asia Literary Review.

For our book club this month, we'd like to thank Tammy for letting us reprint three of her poems - 'Beijing Standard Time', 'One Little Room', and 'Frames'. You can find out more about all the different aspects of her work on her website.

Her piece Ankle-Deep Red Firecracker Papers was published in our special issue of Stand magazine.

And she's kindly  taken time out from her very busy schedule to be interviewed on our blog here, to tell us more about her writing, editing, and what she's working on at the moment.

You can also read interesting interviews with Tammy on Monkeybicycle,  and Agora.