alone together
edition 4:6 of the cherita
edited by ai li

This edition of alone together showcases 90 fine cherita and cherita terbalik from writers and poets who hail from UK, USA, Singapore, New Zealand, Romania, Japan, India, Philippines, Australia and Poland.


alone together is the sixth edition of our fourth year.



I have edited alone together as I have all the other editions of the cherita, to be experienced two ways. It can be read as one storybook but also as an anthology of individual poems. Two reading experiences within one book, filled with stories of Life, Love and Loss.

cherita terbalik continues to capture the imagination of poets and there are again fine examples in this edition.

Featured Poets as they appear in alone together:-

Orrin/ Joanna Ashwell/ Daniela Becher/ Patricia Prime/ Larry Kimmel/ Ruth Kay/ Kath Abela Wilson/ Sharon Hawley/ Jackie Chou/ Connor Orrico/ ai li/ Cynthia Anderson/ Peter Jastermsky/ Giddy Nielsen-Sweep/ Bon Callahan/ Gregory Longenecker/ Paweł Markiewicz/ Geoffrey Winch/ Taura Scott/ Sherry Grant/ Réka Nyitrai/ kris moon/ S. Radhamani/ Maricris Cabrera/ arvinder kaur/ Stella Damarjati/ Bryan Rickert/ James Haddad/ Carol Purington/ Partha Sarkar / Keitha Keyes/


EXAMPLE OF WORK from alone together:


my heart hopes

you are invited
my head pretends
not to care

has no disguise.

Ruth Kay


The cherita lighthouse has been awarded to the following writers and poets in this edition for their timeless cherita :-


Joanna Ashwell/ Orrin/ Bon Callahan/ Paweł Markiewicz/ Réka Nyitrai/ Maricris Cabrera/ Bryan Rickert/ James Haddad/ Patricia Prime/ Larry Kimmel/


alone together has been edited to be experienced two ways very much like the cherita. It can be read as a storybook and as an anthology of individual poems.




I have enjoyed the challenge of selecting and collating for this edition of the cherita and hope that you will find the cherita within worthy of a campfire gathering and the sharing of meaningful stories.

If this new edition strikes a chord with you, please feel free to review, comment on Amazon or give a feedback directly to me. Many thanks.


ai li

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Once we notify you that we have accepted your poems for publication, either in the online journal or print journal, please do not share or submit your work elsewhere until we have published your work, or the editor will withdraw your work from publication. We also ask that you refrain from republishing your work in any medium for 90 days from publication in the cherita: your storybook journal.Thanks.


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