Y O U R    C O M M E N T S

 

 

Larry and I would like to thank everyone who has so very kindly sent us their warm and encouraging wishes for the cherita. We won’t let you down and that’s a promise.

Four editions of the cherita have now launched and are all online.

You can read the inaugural edition telling a story, no sat-nav … no map … no regrets our second edition, and find me and where the river bends [two volumes] our third edition on our archives page.

Do please keep sending us your comments.

 

 

18 September 2017

 

THE LAUNCH OF THREE NEW BOOKS BY ai li

 

ai li has just launched three new books on Amazon’s Kindle Page.

 

i left long ago is the title of her very first Cherita book which features 90 virgin Cherita with a one poem to a page format
https://www.amazon.com/left-long-poems-inner-rooms-ebook/dp/B075JDTZWY/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1505600299&sr=1-5&keywords=ai+li
https://www.amazon.co.uk/left-long-poems-inner-rooms-ebook/dp/B075JDTZWY/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1505600511&sr=1-5&keywords=ai+li


wind and rain
is the title of her first exclusively Tanka book which features 90 virgin Tanka with a one poem to a page format
https://www.amazon.com/wind-rain-poems-inner-rooms-ebook/dp/B075KPTY6V/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
https://www.amazon.co.uk/wind-rain-poems-inner-iooms-ebook/dp/B075KPTY6V/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1505600511&sr=1-2&keywords=ai+li

 

 and

 

 the magic of snow  is the title of her first exclusively Haiku book which features 90 virgin Haiku with a one poem to a page format
https://www.amazon.com/magic-snow-poems-inner-rooms-ebook/dp/B075KL7ZB6/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
https://www.amazon.co.uk/magic-snow-poems-inner-rooms-ebook/dp/B075KL7ZB6/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1505600511&sr=1-3&keywords=ai+li

 

If any of the above three books strike a chord with you, please feel free to review, comment on Amazon or give a feedback directly to ai li.

Thanks,

ai li

 

 

GENERAL

 

The cherita is here to stay. A deep bow. Alexis Rotella

 

i’ve been meaning to pass by here to thank you for providing short verse poets such an exciting space to breathe new life into our small poems! since issue 1, i have come to the cherita w. high expectations . . . but oh my—you sure know how to vow your readers both poetically & visually! your selection is skillful; the arrangement sublime. ai, thanks again for creating this beautiful form of poetry & for continuing to push the boundaries; develop & nurture the cherita. Caroline Skanne

 

Beauty will save the world, said Dostoevsky. Cherita (thanks to you) is bringing us together and that may save the world. Love and peace, Mira Mataric

 

So glad to see SO MANY new cherita in print! As a photographer myself, I especially love the way each poem is presented in tandem with a complimentary image! The journal is a joy, and one I look forward to with great page-turning anticipation! Thank you for all the time and love you pour into each issue!
Autumn Noelle Hall

 

It’s very important to have a Cherita Journal, adding to the hokku/haikai canon. Brendan Slater

 

I’m very much enjoying the cherita and the beautiful artwork. Patricia Prime

 

Thank you you words mean much and I believe in the positive energy words can provide.They facilitate our understanding and underpin both our conscious and unconscious.. Words may seem just a collection of letters but like a banknote they can when used well carry a promise to pay.

This is not so much of a submission as a tribute

The flower blossoms

Word petals display
Bright colours or subtle hue

Telling it’s story
Charming those that gaze
With the sweetest fragrance

However if it is of any use to you I would be honoured. although I hope you forgive my arrogance in celebrating one of your achievements in it’s own form. I have many things I wish to write poetry and prose but I am sure there will be more cherita. Jon Best

 

the cherita is going gangbusters. Kudos to you and Larry. Michael H Lester

 

I really enjoyed reading the last edition .  .  .  Robert Horrobin

 

You are very Creative and talented. Irene Cheng

 

be amazed
the fourth edition of the cherita

 

Thank you Larry, congratulations to all, wonderful stories to read, and thank you for including few of mine too. Madhuri Pillai posted on facebook

 

Larry, I’ve read the new edition 3 times now and continue to find new joys to savor. Thanks for your wonderful editing! I am very grateful to have my poems included.
Peter Jastermsky posted on facebook

 

Excellent presentation and I cannot believe it is the fourth edition.
Thank you for keeping me updated!
Anne-France Stevenson

 

Love the poems. Have read about half of them. Will continue little by little.
Kind regards, Marija Eljuga

 

Beautiful. Just beautiful. I’m so proud to be in these pages. Thank you.  Jennifer Hambrick

 

Congratulations on issue #4 of the cherita – another wonderful selection of captivating stories interspersed with vibrant images.

I’m over the moon to have made it in to this edition – your support is much appreciated. Best wishes, Samantha Sirimanne Hyde

 

Yet another superb issue! Loved your poem “a perfect female posture”, Larry.
Michael McClintock

 

thanks so much for my Cherita Lighthouse & for another outstanding exploration of the wonder that is cherita! Debbie Strange posted on twitter

 

GREAT ISSUE-MANY THX AGAIN FOR INCL MY CHERITA!!

XOXO Pamela A Babusci

 

Thank you, another wonderful edition, beautiful photos and heartwarming poetry. Thank you for including my cherita too. Warmest regards, Madhuri Pillai

 

I must say I was infatuated with this issue. I was carried away and it lifted me … I was actually inside each compelling story. The layout, the turning of the pages, and the wonderful interspersed graphics added to the whole experience. Yes, I am taken with the cherita form, especially the way you present it. I would like to submit more to you. Wasn’t sure if you were still reading submissions..I assume it’s an ongoing process? New to this form, I love the challenge and that last line that allows for so much more story. Thanks for reaching out.;-) Be well, Carol Raisfield

 

incredible
the sequence
of varied illustrations
from poem to poem
with magical scenes
that stir one’s imagination
Thank you, Kirsty Karkow

 

I thrice read the cherita: your storybook journal, issue #4. What a gorgeous job you did with it. The images could stand as a poetry book on their own, and the cherita for this issue were again topnotch! Together, the images and poems take the reader’s senses to new dimensions of storytelling. Congrats to you and all the contributors of this issue . . . . I feel honored that you and ai li have already accepted many of my cherita, and published some of them in past issues of your online journal, and I look forward to reading future flipbooks. Anjela Villarrreal Ratliff

 

This journal is just fantastic. I am really falling in love with this form. Terri Hale French posted on facebook

 

this issue is simply ‘wow’ Larry. Caroline Skanne

 

beautiful! thank you. love Joy McCall

 

As always, enjoyed Larry’s cherita selections. Alexis Rotella

 

The fourth edition is poetry itself! Clean and fresh and full of a universe of ideas, thoughts and feelings. Penny O’Meara

 

It’s becoming a most pleasant routine: flipping the kitchen calendar to a brand new month, brewing my morning coffee, and sitting down to enjoy and savor the newest edition of the cherita : your storybook journal. September’s be amazed delivers on its title’s promise, as I had every confidence it would. Kudos to Larry Kimmel and my fellow contributors for this amazing edition. John Tehan

 

Exhilarated to know my initial attempts at writing “cherita” poems made it to the 4th edition(Sept 2017) of “The Cherita”. Thanks to Larry Kimmel who selected 86 cherita by 38 poets from England, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Phillippines, India, Ghana and the USA. My two poems appear on pages 108 and 275. Please see http://www.thecherita.com/flipbook/  Angelo Ancheta posted on facebook

 

Thank you for this terrific issue. Pat Geyer posted on facebook

 

Amazing compilation. Thank you Larry and congrats to us all. Celestine Nadanu posted on facebook

 

Another lovely edition, Larry – over the moon to be a part of it, many thanks. Samantha Sirimanne Hyde posted on facebook

 

I have two cherita “cemetery visit” and “stormy night” published in “be amazed” the September edition of “the cherita : your storybook journal” edited by Larry Kimmel. This is my second time to be featured in “the cherita”. Thanks Larry. Billy T. Antonio posted on facebook

 

Just enjoyed this edition …so much! I’m delighted to have my poems included. Thank you and congrats on a great issue, Larry. Carol Raisfield posted on facebook

 

 

find me and where the river bends
the third edition of the cherita

 

greetings on this delightul breezy Sunday and congrats on another two beautiful Cherita issues. Alexis Rotella

 

I just finished reading the beautiful two volume storytelling journals– it was really wonderful to read all through and your choice of images very moving. I will go back again and read through the whole.

I was happy that Jackie Chou’s cherita was in the second of the 2 volumes of #3. She is a good friend local poet, very good and sensitive–and she learned cherita at our meetings.

Mira Mataric is also a friend and local poet who has heard about cherita from us and Kei…

I love your cherita and Larry’s in this issue and Michael McClintock’s are amazing–cherita is perfect for his sensitive deep sense of life. And so many others.
Kathabela Wilson

 

Congratulations. It’s awesome that you’re getting so many submissions.

You’ve beaten ATPO to the collaborative cherita. We have one in #29 coming up by Gerry Jacobson, Barbara Curnow, and Catherine McGrath who have given us a collaborative cherita. M Kei

 

The poets’ words, the storytellers’ tales, and the art & photos chosen by ai li all combine to continue this wonder-filled cherita journey of which I am so blessed to be a part! Kudos, one and all! John Tehan

 

the cherita is up—w. beautiful poems, visuals & surprises . . . thanks to the editors for all their hard work bringing us this exciting new journal!
Caroline Skanne posted on facebook

 

Amazing collection! Thank you ai li and Larry for posting. Larry your cherita are beautiful! I also love Michael McClintock’s and Orrin PréJean Chrissi Villa’s! I am especially thrilled to see one by our local dear wonderful poet Jackie Chou– in volume 2! She just read us that on at the Japanese Garden at our meeting! I just read through both volumes –an amazing work, and with deep and fascinating images all the way through. Kathabela Wilson posted on facebook

 

Beautifully done and I love the 50’s Hollywood goddess!

The whole project is wonderful.

Every page turned increased my anticipation . . . I now understand that you were placed where you were meant to be.

Thank you. Daniela Becher

 

Yaay!! Cherita is up !! Aparna Pathak posted on facebook

 

Thank you ai li. . . . Placement and image are wonderful! Thanks again. Pat Geyer

 

I was finally able to open a Flipbook and actually learned more about Cherita.
Martina Gallegos posted on facebook

 

I am still not finished reading #2!! But I decided to read this in one swoop it is the best way because it becomes an amazing long story…but lures you back into the small stories to re read…. Kathabela Wilson posted on facebook

 

. . . another great issue. Madhuri Pillai posted on facebook

 

Thank you Larry and al li. Such lovely works. Page 20, the cherita by George Tardios. So gorgeous and romantic. Celeste Nudanu posted on facebook

 

I look forward to reading through the double volume of the cherita! Congratulations, ai li and Larry Kimmel. Michael H. Lester posted on facebook

 

Another bulls-eye with the 3rd edition of THE CHERITA: YOUR STORYBOOK JOURNAL. ai li did a fine job of organizing the cherita and the accompanying stunning images for the 2 new flipbooks. Impressive!
Anjela Villarreal Ratliff posted on facebook

 

Oh, how gorgeous! These issues are each stunning in their own right, and I’m thrilled to be included. Congratulations on presenting the first collaborative cherita. As usual, your photography selections resonate… Debbie Strange

 

Wonderful! I’m really getting into this form, love it’s possibilities.
Joyce Futa

 

Congratulations on launching the third edition in two volumes! I relished your “street dancing” cherita and its “piano keys” simile. I look forward to enjoying the rest of the edition and the wonderful art you selected on my trip to Alaska next week.
Joan E. Stern

 

What a beautiful achievement ai li… You are as sensitive and artistic in choosing illustrations as you are in writing poetry.. That’s high praise indeed… Maryalicia Post

 

WOW!!   wonderful 2 issues! pamela a. babusci

 

I just finished reading the beautiful two volume storytelling journals– it was really wonderful to read all through and your choice of images very moving. I will go back again and read through the whole.

I love your cherita and Larry’s in this issue and Michael McClintock’s are amazing–cherita is perfect for his sensitive deep sense of life. And so many others.
Kathabela Wilson

 

I am so pleased to see Japan included in so many countries that make up cherita family.

I thought the photograph ushering in my cherita on a children’s library is very interesting.

With a bow of gratitude, eiko yachimoto

 

Congratulations! Guat Hua and Hock Han

 

I love both volumes for August. Excellent layout with beautiful illustrations to accompany the beautiful cherita. Great job! I look forward to more in future!
George Mat

 

GENERAL

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Thank you for giving me cherita as a preserver and transmitter of the stories! I feel and understand these moments more strongly because of this. Kath Abela Wilson

 

Everything looks perfect and the inaugural issue was beautiful. Really looking forward to the future of this journal! Gabriel Bates

 

  . . thank you again for your beautiful inspiration and your beautiful cherita. . . . I am so enjoying and sharing the first two issues! Kath Abela Wilson

 

What an honor to be included in your journal! Jackie Chou

 

God Bless you and thank you for giving me the opportunity to meet a new challenge – I love that.  Daniela Becher

 

I remember years ago admiring your work and enthusiasm at Still. You and Larry make a great combo. Kirsty Karkow

 

Thanks to you, I hope to be writing cherita for a long time to come. It’s progression and pacing intrigue me and differ from tanka in significant ways. I continue to explore, prod, stretch, and find the thoughts that best fit. New rhythms and percussions!
Michael McClintock

 

no sat nav … no map … no regrets
the second edition of the cherita

 

thank you, ai li. it’s excellent.,

i posted this on twitter.

ps) cherita is really taking off there. lots of quality cherita. 
steve travis

 

My Saturday morning To Do List was long and daunting … and then I read the e-mail telling me that the cherita’s issue #2 no sat-nav … no map … no regrets had arrived. Needless to say, not a single thing on my list got done, but, oh, what a great Saturday morning it was, spent reading 76 wonderful cherita from poets far and wide! Congratulations, many thanks and best wishes to every one of you! John Tehan

 

 . . . my congratulations to all. Madhuri Pillai posted on cherita poets on site

 

The second edition is here! CONGRATULATIONS to Kathabela Wilson, Alan Summers, Debbie Strange, Pamela A. Babusci, Kala Ramesh, Samantha Sirimanne Hyde, Patricia Davis, Rebecca Drouilhet, Madhuri Pillai, Alee Imperial Albano, Robin White, Michael H. Lester, ai li, Larry Kimmel, and many others! Christine L. Villa posted on cherita poets on site

 

Many thanks for sharing this great news with me. Chen-ou Liu

 

I cannot express the love and thanks I feel for the journal and for the stunning dedication. It is overwhelming.

I plan to continually focus on the new issue as well as the past! And to encourage and expand the Cherita Poets on Site!

… it is almost 3 am here … i woke up and wanted to thank you and share. Hugs to you both!! Kathabela Wilson

 

Congratulations on your second edition of the cherita – rich and intriguing stories with evocative images. The cherita is a truly wonderful form.

So happy to be in this edition – I really appreciate your support.
Samantha Sirimanne Hyde

 

larry, this is an excellent collection of cherita . you and ai li are amazing.
linty chim on twitter

 

Congratulations on the release of your beautiful second issue. I’m delighted and honoured for my small tales to take their place between the covers of this lovely cherita storybook! Debbie Strange

 

Thanks so much for including my cherita in issue #2.  I love the photo you found to match up with it. Pat Davis

 

Such variety in the 2nd edition! I read it through twice and felt like I’d been on a global trip dipping into others’ lives via micro-mini vignettes. Wonderful accompanying images as well. Congrats to Larry Kimmel! Anjela Villareall Ratiff  posted on facebook

 

Thanks so much for this wonderful edition of cherita, Larry!! Wow, so much to breathe in for joy. I love the images and the “stories” you paired with them. Thanks again for taking mine. You will surely hear from me again. Alegria Imperial

 

Thanks, Larry – I look forward to exploring it, and I am naturally honoured by your choice of title. Oz Hardwick

 

Read it this morning and also forwarded the e-mail to a batch of poets. Looks great! Beautiful job. Love the sound effects of turning the pages …. Stanford M. Forrester

 

gosh, I hate flip books … what about making a downloadable pdf?
Johannes S. H. Bjerg  posted on facebook

 

congratulations! can’t wait to read it. Caroline Skanne posted on facebook

 

I enjoyed reading the second issue. I did make a quick browse but will go back to savor it when time permits.

Looking forward to the next issue and to writing more cherita.
Christine L. Villa

 

A wonderful collection of cherita. I’m honored to be a part of, “our one yet varied voice.” Teresa Evangeline

 

Congratulations to all the poets whose cherita appear in issue #2! A special congratulations to Kathabela for her special mention as a champion of the cherita! Michael H. Lester

 

Larry!

You’ve raised the bar a notch higher!
What a beautiful, thought-provoking collection of poems.
And the art work makes it resonate at yet another level.
Breathtaking. Lesley Swanson

 

Kudos on a fine achievement. George Swede

 

This may be the second edition but it is in fact your inaugural edition of the cherita Larry. You have made no sat-nav … no map … no regrets your very own and I hope the readers will enjoy reading through the stories with their accompanying images within like I did. Congratulations and well done for a full bodied edition! I am so proud of you. ai li

 

Enjoyable, ai li and Larry. An elegant form. Alexis Rotella

 

oh YES, the latest issue of the cherita…. splendid!
emotionally satisfying.
visually gorgeous.
truly you two are engaged in a labor of love and it shows.
you are sharing such pleasures with the wide community.
i am glad to be part of that community and to receive notice when the flipbook appears.
thank you for this pleasure.
the joy of seeing work by people i already know and admire (through brass bell and hedgerow) and the joy of discovering new writers.
sending love & appreciation to you both,
zee zahava

 

Pleased to have 8 cherita included in the exquisite 2nd issue of The Cherita. The unique flip book format creates a beautiful tone poem that lingers. Thanks to this month’s editor Larry Kimmel!! Peter Jastermsky posted on facebook

 

Oh Larry Kimmel and ai li that is so beautiful. (+ sweet surprise…) Thank you so much. Kathabela Wilson posted on facebook

 

This is great. Thank you Larry. Celestine Nudanu posted on facebook

 

telling a story
the inaugural edition of the cherita

 

 I did indeed see and immensely love the entire layout of the inaugural issue of Cherita. The images were breathtaking. Matsukaze Prejean

 

The Cherita has a stunning debut, ai li. I’ve read through it all twice, yesterday and this morning. The “flipbook” technology worked quickly, easily, and with no problems at all. The storytelling element in the cherita you have selected is an exciting and pleasurable experience, engaging the imagination. Readers will want more and writers will want to try it. The use of artwork throughout has been beautifully done, poems and art given the space they need to root and expand in the mind. Congratulations to you and Larry! Your co-editor brings enthusiasm and wide-ranging sensitivities and vision.

I hope to have poems to send to The Cherita sometime this year; I will see where my explorations with the form take me. I have plenty of time to give it my full attention. The Malay origins of the cherita idea you described simply and clearly — your use and management of language is highly evolved, just as it was in the days of Still, toward other purposes and a different focus. No new publication in poetry has impressed me more in the last decade. The Cherita is truly a winged horse and, I predict, will have a long and remarkable history in the high art of the short poem. Michael McClintock

 

I am slowly paging through the cherita journal… I love the pace. It gives pause and has a dramatic sense of direction and import. I am posting on Cherita Poets on Site about it

I will copy paste a few of my comments.

I won’t post any of our poems here as the great pleasure of reading them in this beautiful journal is the best! Every cherita is alternated with a page with an illustration, deeply resonant and gives us pause to see think and savor! Go to The Cherita to read, be inspired and AMAZED ! Thanks to ai li for the cherita and its wonderful story book journal!

Alexis Rotella, beautiful beautiful “telling a story” in The Cherita journal… I am “paging through” and I love the way your cherita unfolds. I can see it… and feel it (shivers of pleasure)

Caroline Skanne amazing cherita…one following the other. I so love them and the sensitive pairing ai li did -image to poem particularly with the two –oh! Unforgettable thoughts to sky.

Kala Ramesh reading your “dreamer” in The Cherita this morning. Exquisite. http://www.thecherita.com/flipbook/

Shrikaanth K. Murthy your “cherry blossom” cherita woke me up with a start this morning– very powerful and …oh! in the Cherita inauguaral issue. http://www.thecherita.com/flipbook/

Love the dedication to M. Kei… and I thanked him on twitter. I’ll keep sending you comments as I read through. Kathabela Wilson

 

i just read it cover to cover & wow it is gorgeous. seems completely effortless… congratulations to a marvellous first issue! thanks so much for including my work, a joy & honour. your treacle is my absolute favourite. i hope you’re celebrating! . . . you did a stunning job with those images & the whole issue was a JOY. i’ve heard only positive things on social media, a real buzz. but i already knew the cherita would be a success with such splendid editors. Caroline Skanne

 

The inaugural edition is nothing short of spectacular!

You have realized your vision and this journal stands among the best out there, if not the best.

My heartiest congratulations to you both!

Thank you for the mentions and for including my cherita in the journal.

With sincere appreciation and admiration, best wishes and warm regards,
Michael H Lester

 

My expectations for the inaugural edition of the cherita: your storybook journal were quite high, and you’ve exceeded every one of them. Good show!
Best regards and many thanks, John Tehan

 

Just a little note to say how much I enjoyed ‘the cherita – your storybook journal.’

Your journal is awesome! Deeply inspiring, captivating stories and it is so visually gorgeous. I love the flipbook format too.

Thank you so much for your wonderful creation – I feel very privileged to be a part of the inaugural edition of your journal. 

I’m reading the journal now for the third time and am finding more layers in meaning and correlation between the stories & images that I had previously overlooked. Just breathtaking! Samantha Sirimanne Hyde

 

I, too, thoroughly enjoyed the first edition of the cherita. Robin White

 

 I have read through the cherita: your storybook journal three times!  What a stellar production.  I am so honored and humbled to be part of it.  Thanks for all your work.   I am looking forward to the July issue. Pat Davis

 

What a very good idea for the Cherita!

You are the author of this new form of poems and I love it.

Nobody convinced me to write in the past and with your personality, encouragement and friendship support, I discovered another world of sincerity and refuge.

It was my best therapy in the past year, when I was depressed and thank you to my angels for meeting you in Burma! Anne-France Stevenson

 

And then the great surprise of ai li’s cherita monthly flipbook. So glad she’s back in town. I musn’t overlook Larry Kimmel who is ai li’s co-editor. We have so much to look forward to. It’s hard enough to devote one’s energy to a quarterly, let alone a monthly or a weekly. Alexis Rotella from her blog

 

  . . .  congratulations! i hope it’s a big success for you and ai li both. Jim Kacian

 

I was thrilled to see the first issue! Awesome work! I can’t wait to find the time to relax and enjoy one evening of just enjoying the book. I love the poems and artwork!  More power to the journal!!! Christine L. Villa

 

I’m happy to be included in the first cherita issue, too! Congrats to all the poets! Patricia Davis posted on facebook

 

Congrats on this publication. I’ve thought about writing a cherita, but haven’t yet done so. But will give it a try at some point! Michael Dylan Welch

 

. . . about my first thoughts on reading the lovely works in the inaugural edition. from what I have read I really like the poems of Jan Oskar and Urszula. Arunansu Banerjee

 

I’m very impressed and so proud of you.  That was a hell of a lot to take on at short notice.  And you did it.  An elegant, classy publication.  You’re back . . .

Oh, that is impressive!  Well done.

WOW.  wonderful.  excellent.  Anyway, a marvelous achievement, ai li.  I like the pics with my cherita.  Everything is glorious.  A great start, rest your eyes.  

If you want to just bask in the glory of the moment, knowing you’ve done a smashing inaugural issue to celebrate 20 years of cherita, do so. 

You deserve a day off and some special food. Larry Kimmel

 

Congratulations. Well done! Guat Hua and Hock Han

 

WoW! It’s wonderful! Beautifully realized. Excellent cherita and the images selected are perfect. I love the minimalism yet it’s very rich and alive. I am very impressed. You should be very proud …  Teresa Evangline

 

  . . . people are raving about Cherita on Facebook. I see what you mean about the art being a lot of WORK. Thank you for including my cherita. Hope you can get some rest now. Alexis Rotella

 

Congratulations to ai li and Larry Kimmel on the publication of the inaugural edition of the cherita volume one : number one : early summer 2017. Hansha Teki posted on facebook

 

Had a quiet night reading the very first issue of The Cherita. I was enthralled with each poet’s storytelling! Thank you so much, ai li, for the opportunity to be a part of this. Congratulations to all my poet friends. Thanks for sharing your stories! Christine L. Villa posted on facebook

 

Bravo on your bumper inaugural edition of The Cherita.

raising
a cup of tea
blue sky

Sheila Windsor

 

Congratulations and all the best Ai Li. Nimu Parmar

 

 Wow! What a lovely job you have done of the inaugural edition of the cherita.
You have set the standard high. How wonderful. Gavin Austin

 

Congratulations on a beautiful achievement.. it is delight full.. Maryalicia Post

 

I love the issue and this art form.  . . . Yes, I like the way you have included the images and I do love the way my cherita is presented. Kala Ramesh

 

Congratulations on this breathtakingly beautiful inaugural issue!!!!  eiko yachimoto

 

Gorgeous issue! Congrats to all the cherita poets. 
Sanjuktaa Asopa posted on facebook

 

Looks wonderful!!! Don Baird

 

Heartiest congratulations !!!!!!! I feel honoured to be part of this inaugural issue. Thank you for including my work. Aparna Pathak

 

 Beautiful–both the poems and the pictures.  Thank you. Elizabeth Howard

 

Just reading it now and it looks fantastic!!!   congratulations to you both. Ron C. Moss

 

 the first issue looks great!! many thx again for including two of my cherita.
 pamela a. babsuci

 

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 New beginnings are blessed events; congratulations and best wishes on yours! John Tehan

 
 You have my best wishes for all the cherita projects. I’m glad to see more editors taking an interest in it. . . . Best of luck with everything. M Kei
 

This is wonderful news . . . and you’ve picked a good co-editor . . . Your plans for the online journal and the print form anthology sound wise and complete. . . .Best wishes to you both, and to the cherita — may it live forever! Michael McClintock
 

Your invention captivated me . . . To the Cherita! George Swede
 

I surely do wish you well with it. It will be a great success – the poetry world has needed a new vision. I will watch from a distance. Joy McCall
 

it sounds just wonderful… Caroline Skanne
 

The new anthology and online journal of cherita sounds very exciting . . . All best wishes for your venture. . . . I’m looking forward to reading all the selections. Patricia Prime
 

This is great news and very exciting! . . . Take care and have fun with your project. Sheila Windsor
 

Hats off to you for inventing it. . . . Keenly looking forward to your issue. Kala Ramesh
 

I am sure issue #1 and all future issues of the journal will be wonderful.
 
Your hard work and dedication in putting it together is a sight to be seen, Ai Li. You are definitely a force of nature.
 
Despite my early, unplanned, and unanticipated exit, I will rest easy in the knowledge I had something to do with the creation of the cherita: your storybook journal. I know it will be something to proud of and I am truly sorry I will no longer be a part of it.
 
Thank you both for this brief but rewarding and educational experience. . . Vive la cherita! . . . I’m sure the first issue will be outstanding! Michael H Lester
 

This is an exciting venture! Christine L. Villa
 

Thank you for this wonderful opportunity with an equally amazing form. Matsukaze Prejean
 

Congratulations on embarking on this exciting new adventure! . . . I’m looking forward to reading your new journal. Debbie Strange
 

All the best with your new journal. Chen-ou Liu
 

It’ll be fantastic to have a publication dedicated solely to the cherita form. Here’s wishing you and your new journal every success. Samantha Sirimanne Hyde
 

. . . i am so excited about the very first issue. . . . Wish the magazine all the very best ! Malintha Perera 

 
There is something about the form – the relationships between the ‘steps’ – that I really enjoy. . . . Penny’s article really articulates the appeal that the form has to me, too. Oz Hardwick
 

It is lovely to have a new journal for cherita. Thanks for starting one with Larry. . . Best wishes for the success of the journal. Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy
 

. . . and I do send you my best wishes for its successful launch. . . . I shall look forward to seeing the first issue. Geoffrey Winch

 
May I also offer thanks to you for inventing this most beautiful form of expression? Paula S. Zwenger
 

. . . good luck with your new journal. . . . I look forward to reading the June issue. Joanna Ashwell

 
I wish you and Larry every success in this exciting project. Keitha Keyes

 
How exciting! Alegria Imperial

 
Really looking forward to this journal! Gabriel Bates

 
I look forward to reading the upcoming issues of the cherita. Urszula Funnell
 

I’m so very excited to be part of your new journal and to read all of the stories in it. Thank you for your interest in my work. Jennifer Hambrick
 

I’m fairly new to the form, but I find it both challenging and fun; it is amazing to me how much those 6 short lines are able to contain! . . . Best of luck with this endeavor! Autumn Noelle Hall

 
 
I wish you the best success for the publication. Margherita Petriccione

 
 May I wish you and Larry every success with the launch of the cherita. ka kite ano. Hansha Teki 

 

 

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