edition 5:2 of the cherita
edited by ai li

Cherita is now 24 years old
22 June 1997 – 22 June 2021


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


is our seventh edition for 2021. This is also our 52nd edition in the cherita series of storytelling books, and growing fast.



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

wanderer belongs to the ongoing the cherita series,  as do my personal ongoing writing in one breath series of 17 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.

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.


Featured Poets as they appear in this edition :-

Patricia Prime/ Jackie Chou/ Kath Abela Wilson/ ai li/ Sherry Grant/ Taura Scott/ Larry Kimmel/ D’ellen/ Peter Jastermsky/ Stella Damarjati/ Bryan Rickert/ John J. Han/ Lakshmi Iyer/ Joanna Ashwell/ Neena Singh/ Barun Saha/ Partha Sarkar/ Royal Rhodes/ Gauri Dixit/ Mirela Brăilean / S.Radhamani/ James Haddad/ Tim Callahan/ Joan Stern/ Allyson Chen/ eva joan/ Isabella Kramer/ Dotti Piet/ Gayle Sweeper/ Maxianne Berger/

EXAMPLE OF WORK from this edition :-

of dreams

I’ve forgotten

coming to life

Kath Abela Wilson

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

Patricia Prime/ Taura Scott/ Kath Abela Wilson/ Lakshmi Iyer/ Mirela Brăilean/ James Haddad/ Isabella Kramer/ Tim Callahan/ Gauri Dixit/ Bryan Rickert/ Jackie Chou/

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