find me and where the river bends
the third edition of the cherita : your storybook journal
edited by ai li

For August we are 2.

1-2-3 press are proud to announce the arrival of the third edition of the cherita : your storybook journal.

You sent ai li such fine and interesting cherita that she was moved to launch edition three of the cherita as two volumes for your late summer reading.

Both find me and where the river bends edited by ai li have emerged with poets from UK, USA, India, New Zealand, Singapore, Romania, Canada, Greece, West Africa, Philippines, Trinidad, Tobago, Australia, Japan and Sri Lanka and 77 poems in the first volume. The second volume also has 77 poems with poets from UK, USA, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Australia, Italy, Ireland and India.

All cherita within are complemented by images selected by ai li to enhance your reading experience. The 154 stories in both volumes are waiting to take you into the world of storytelling at its honest best, so please sit back and relax for an experience that will involve all the senses.

You can also enjoy the first collaborative cherita that ai li has encountered, written with three poets, which further illustrates the flexibility of the form.


Here is an example from where the river bends :-


the sound of temple bells

she closes her eyes
for a moment

when did she get
too old
to pray for love


Rajani Radhakrishnan



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 US buyers of the print versions of the cherita will be offered the kindle version which includes the specially selected images for each cherita by ai li which, in themselves, tell their own stories] for only $2.99, via the Amazon Matchbook program [only available in the USA].

Please also be aware that due to limitations in the Amazon publishing process, it may take several days after a book launch, for the Amazon Matchbook offer to appear. If you are in the USA, and have already purchased both print and kindle versions of the cherita, and did not receive this offer, please contact Amazon for a refund of the difference.

where the river bends



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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