1 February 2023


Cherita [22 June 1997] and Gembun’s [12 June 1997]
26th year of being
along with our rising young contender Dua


ghost writer
edition #6:9 of the cherita
edited by ai li

ghost writer
is our February edition of the cherita with 95 virgin cherita of more timeless stories to hopefully inspire our readers and poets. This edition launches with deepening night, our eagerly awaited Gembun Anthology 5 with its own 92 virgin gembun.

This edition of ghost writer showcases 95 fine cherita and cherita terbalik from writers and poets who hail from UK, USA, Singapore, Canada, The Philippines, Japan, India, New Zealand, Bulgaria, Australia, Germany and China.

ghost writer is our second book for 2023, in our sixth year of being. This is also our 71st edition in the cherita series of storytelling books.





ghost writer belongs to the ongoing the cherita series, currently 71st on the list, as do my personal ongoing writing in one breath series of virgin Cherita, Cherita and Tanka, Cherita and Haiku, and Cherita, Tanka and Haiku books, and lastly my poems for inner rooms series with its 18 Tanka and Haiku books. All these editions are available in paperback and kindle on Amazon.

Two of my own books of virgin Gembun, the weight of rain and blank screen, and now my two books of Dua, the journey east and dancing shoes have all been added to my writing in one breath series.

I have edited this edition 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, Loss and Renewal.

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

Featured Poets as they appear in this edition :-

Keith Evetts/ Kath Abela Wilson/ Maxianne Berger/ Sigrid Saradunn/ Taura Scott/ Jackie Chou/ Connie Pittman-Ramsey/ Anne Scott/ Diane Funston/ Madeleine Basa Vinluan/ ai li/ kris moon kondo/ Peter Larsen/ Partha Sarkar/ Arvinder Kaur/ Sarah Davies/ Bonnie J Scherer/ Sherry Grant/ Ceri Marriott/ Mona Bedi/ Tsanka Shishkova/ Stella Damarjati/ Larry Kimmel/ Steve Black/ Barun Saha/ Pitt Büerken/ Lynne Jambor/ Patricia Prime/ Ann Smith/ Sharon Hawley/ Robert Horrobin/ James Haddad/ kris moon kondo/ Gayle Sweeper/ David Cox/ Eva Joan/ Keitha Keyes/ Amoolya Kamalnath/ Barun Saha/ Larry Kimmel/ Ceri Marriott/

A SAMPLE from this edition :-


slow decline

one table lamp
an upstairs window

the shadowland
of nights

ai li

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

Kath Abela Wilson/ Connie Pittman-Ramsey/ Partha Sarkar/ Arvinder Kaur/ Sarah Davies/ Bonnie J Scherer/ Sherry Grant/ Mona Bedi/ Tsanka Shishkova/ James Haddad/ kris moon kondo/ Sharon Hawley/ Madeleine Basa Vinluan/ Diane Funston/ Robert Horrobin/ Jackie Chou/ Larry Kimmel/ Ceri Marriott/

ghost writer has been edited to be experienced two ways. 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 feedback directly to me. Many thanks.

ai li
storyteller oasis