in the night
edition 3:5
edited by ai li

This edition of in the night showcases 90 fine cherita and cherita terbalik from writers and poets who hail from UK, USA, Singapore, New Zealand, Italy, India, Romania, Lithuania, Germany, Israel, and Ireland.

in the night is the fifth edition for our third year.

We are almost halfway into our third year of being with this new edition of the cherita. Several new names join us and share with us their stories.

It never fails to amaze and excite me when I receive submissions from new sources of storytelling.

After the launch of three books last month, this current launch is much more of a sedate affair for me which was very much what I needed after all that proof reading, fingers crossing and prayers from the previous launch of what was, in effect, 6 books [3 paperbacks and 3 kindle books].

I have edited in the night 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 this edition :-


Patricia Prime/ Andrew Riutta/ Michael H Lester/ Joanna Ashwell/ Bon Callahan/ Kath Abela Wilson/ James Haddad/ Peggy Castro/ ai li/ Taura Scott/ Gregory Longenecker/ paula song sarmonpal/ Matsukaze/ wendy c. Bialek/ Larry Kimmel/ Angela Giordano/ Neelam Dadhwal/ Réka Nyitrai/ Jackie Chou/ Robert Horrobin/ S.Radhamani/ Erika Wilk/ Peter Larsen/ Myrto Angeloglou/ Vytautas Dumcius/ Mindaugas Valiukas/ Peter Jastermsky/ Isabella Kramer/ Dainius Dirgela/ Zohar Teshartok/ Donaldas Kajokas/ Maryalicia Post/ Sharon Hawley/ Jonathan Vos Post/ James Won/


stepping up

to the window
to the light

i hear your voice
telling me
to fly

ai li


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

Joanna Ashwell/ paula song sarmonpal/ wendy c. bialek/ Peter Jastermsky/ Isabella Kramer/ Zohar Teshartok/ Réka Nyitrai/ Erika Wilk/ Neelam Dadhwal/


I have posted a long paragraph on our Announcements page


about the lack of acknowledgment for the cherita from a poet, for the re-printing of 11 cherita which had their first publication in 7 editions of the cherita.

I have enjoyed the challenge of selecting and collating for this October 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

To purchase a print copy and/or a kindle book, please click on the cover below
N.B. There are no images in the print and kindle versions of the cherita.



Please be aware that from 31 October 2019, KDP will be retiring their Kindle Matchbook program.





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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