edition 4:8 of the cherita
edited by ai li


Happy New Year to all our cherita friends and aficionados out there.

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


is our first edition for 2021 and the eighth edition of our fourth year of being.
It numbers 46 in the cherita series of storytelling books.

nights belongs to the ongoing the cherita series, currently numbering 46 on the list, as do my personal ongoing writing in one breath series of 14 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 on kindle on Amazon.

I have edited nights 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 nights:-

Larry Kimmel/ Joanna Ashwell/ ai li/ Orrin/ Kath Abela Wilson/ Jackie Chou/ Patricia Prime/ Taura Scott/ Stella Damarjati/ Bryan Rickert/ Carol Purington/ Sherry Grant/ James Haddad/ Peter Jastermsky/ S.Radhamani/ Christine L. Villa/ Réka Nyitrai/ Pat Geyer/ rachel mckee/ Daniela Becher/ Cynthia Anderson/ Caroline Skanne/ Shloka Shankar/ Elva Lauter/ Robert Horrobin/ Geoffrey Winch/ Keitha Keyes/

EXAMPLE OF WORK from nights:

the moon and stars
aren’t shining

that’s no reason

why we shouldn’t

Geoffrey Winch

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

Joanna Ashwell/ Kath Abela Wilson/ Jackie Chou/ Taura Scott/ Réka Nyitrai/ Elva Lauter/ Peter Jastermsky/ Patricia Prime/

nights 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
storyteller oasis

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