telling a story
the inaugural edition of the cherita : your storybook journal
edited by ai li

We are more than proud to announce the arrival of our bumper inaugural edition in time for the cherita’s official twentieth birthday 22 june 1997 – 22 june 2017.

ai li has selected 76 fine and inspiring cherita poems from writers and poets from the UK, USA, Sri Lanka, Singapore, India, Australia, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Ireland and Canada.

The same number of images plus one have been selected by ai li to complement the cherita within, making this a unique reading experience to savour in our kindle version.

Here is an example from the book :-


The stars are mirrored

in a pool
Of rain

With my hand
I scoop up the water
and have a handful of stars

George Tardios


We hope you will immerse yourself in the storytelling within and that these stories will take you all on an explorative journey filled with wonder, contemplation and ultimately of interconnectedness.

To quote our former art director – vive la cherita !


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 version of the cherita.


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

telling a story



Once we notify you that we have accepted your poems or artwork 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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