Tammy Ho Lai-Ming

Founding co-editor, Webmaster and Tea Taster

Listen to Tammy’s reading of Ricky Garni’s poem “Pillow” (recorded on 1 February, 2012):

Tammy Ho Lai-Ming [website blog] is a proud native of Hong Kong, China. She edited Hong Kong U Writing: An Anthology (English Department, University of Hong Kong, 2006) and co-edited Love & Lust (Chameleon Press, 2008). She is an editor of the academic journal Victorian Network, the marketing director of the London-based Fleeting Books, an editor of Berfrois and a contributing photographer to THIS. Her poems “Elegy to a Brother Who Wrote Autobiographical Poems” (Boxcar Poetry Review, 2008), “Peak District” (Willows Wept Review, 2011) and “The Biographer’s Notes” (The Normal School, 2012) were nominated for the Pushcart Prize and “Post Mortem” (The Journal, 2011) was nominated for the Forward Prize. Tammy is also a translator and her translations have appeared in Chinese Literature Today and Pathlight, among other places. She holds an MPhil from the University of Hong Kong and a PhD from King’s College London and she is currently an Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University, where she teaches poetry and poetics, fiction and modern drama. Her latest project is Desde Hong Kong: poets in conversation with Octavio Paz, which she is co-editing for Chameleon Press. See her publication credits and academic profile for more information.

Tammy divides her time between Hong Kong (China), London (UK) and Paris (France). Contact: t@asiancha.com 

Contributions:

  • All Issues: Co-Editor
  • All Issues: Webmaster
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Editor [Read]
  • Issue #1 (November 2007): Why Start an Online Journal? [Read]
  • Issue #1 (November 2007): Cover Image [View]
  • Issue #2 (February 2008): Cover Image [View]
  • Issue #3 (May 2008): Cha: Some Thoughts on a Name [Read]
  • Issue #3 (May 2008): Cover Image [View]
  • Issue #4 (August 2008): Cover Image [View]
  • Issue #8 (August 2009): Some Other Life [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Lillian Kwok’s “Departure” [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Catherine Candano’s “Unlearning Heart” [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Papa Osmubal’s “At Hac Sa Beach, Macau” [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Bryan Thao Worra’s “Zelkova Tree” [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Alistair Noon’s “The Expat’s Partner: An Email” [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea:  Alison Wong’s “There’s Always Things to Come Back to the Kitchen for” [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Ouyang Yu’s “Bad English” [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Reid Mitchell’s “Hiring Mourners in Wan Chai” [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Alan Jefferies’s “Last Stand” [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Sridala Swami’s “moments before they take him away” [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Martin Alexander’s “Smashing Up the Grand Piano” [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Gilbert Koh’s “Not Home” [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Gillian Sze’s “Sonnet II” [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Grace Chin’s “The Clothesline” [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Steven Schroeder’s “Guidebook Says” [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Divya Rajan’s “Factory Girls” [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Phoebe Tsang’s “Song for a Commuting Gravedigger” [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Anna Yin’s “Raspberries” [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Donna Pucciani’s “Lunar Eclipse”[Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Aryanil Mukherjee’s “Hand Movements of a Puppeteer” [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Jason Lee’s “45 Belgrave Square” [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: C. P. Steward’s “I Will Always Remember” [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Elizabeth Schultz’s “Options” [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Iris A. Law’s “Circumnavigation” [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Anuradha Vijayakrishnan’s “Suicide Note” [Read]
  • Issue #11 (May 2010): Bathing in a Ski-suit: Writing in a Second Language [Read] [Also read"> Language >Place"]
  • Issue #12 (September 2010): On Signs: What do you Know about Clocks? [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Phill Provance’s “St. Petersburg Has Many Churches” [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Papa Osmubal’s “A Bum’s Demise” [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Wena Poon’s “Copernicus for a Singaporean Grandmother” [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Eddie Tay’s “Night Thoughts” [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Eddie Tay’s “Country” [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Jennifer Wong’s “Companions” [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Amy Uyematsu’s “August Green” [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Krishnakumar Sankaran’s “Incubated” [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Kristine Ong Muslim’s “Preface to a Pornographer’s Dirty Book” [Read]
  • Fine Tea Competition 2011: Judge [Information]
  • Issue #14 (July 2011): China: What It Is, What It Could Be [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Salvatore Attardo’s “Workers Disturb My Sleep in Beijing” [Read]
  • Cha “Encountering” Poetry Contest: Judge [Information]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Greg Santos’s “Siem Reap, Cambodia” [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Robert Masterson’s “To the State Electrical Worker” [Read]
  • Cha Flash Fiction Contest – Misinterpretation: Judge [information]
  • Issue #16 (March 2012): Pillow Books [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Salvatore Attardo’s “Workers Disturb My Sleep in Beijing” (2) [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Ricky Garni’s “Literal Translation of Korean Ideograms” [Read]
  • The Handwritten Project: Scribe [information]
  • Cha “The Past” Poetry Contest: Judge [information]
  • Issue #18 (September 2012): In My Piecemeal Fashion [Read]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Ricky Garni’s “The Tarsier” [Read]
  • Issue #19 (November 2012): Introduction to “Hong Kong Feature” [Read]
  • Issue #19 (November 2012): One Hundred Years of Karma [Read]
  • Cha “Betrayal” Poetry Contest: Judge [information]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Anuradha Vijayakrishnan’s “Suicide Note” [Read]
  • Issue #20 (March 2013): Hula Hooping [Read]
  • Cha “Void” Poetry Contest: Judge [information]
  • A Cup of Fine Tea: Nicholas Francis’s “Unpacking” [Read]
  • Cha “Reconciliation” Poetry Contest: Judge [information]
  • Issue #23 (March 2014): Meetings with Remarkable Men and Women [Read]
  • Issue #24 (June 2014): A Touch Of Cruelty In The Mouth [Read]
  • “Hong Kong Isn’t Going Anywhere Anytime Soon”: Editor [Information]
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