Eddie Tay

Contributor, Guest Editor and Reviews Editor

Eddie Tay is author of three collections of poetry, RemnantsA Lover’s Soliloquy and The Mental Life of Cities (winner of the 2012 Singapore Literature Prize) and an academic book, Colony, Nation and Globalisation: Not At Home with Singaporean and Malaysian Literature. He also runs the street photography blog Hong Kong Lucida. Originally from Singapore, Tay is now an Associate Professor teaching courses on creative writing and poetry at the Department of English, Chinese University of Hong Kong. He became Cha‘s Reviews Editor in May 2009.

If you would like to submit a book (or books) for us to review, please contact Tay at eddie@asiancha.com. If you want to review a book for Cha, please also write to Tay for further information.

Read an interview with Tay here.


  • All Issues from May 2009: Reviews Editor
  • Issue #2 (February 2008): Whose Woods These Are [Read]
  • Issue #3 (May 2008): Guest Editor [Read]
  • Issue #5 (November 2008): Poetry of the Global Economy: Toh Hsien Min’s Means to an End [Read]
  • Issue #6 (February 2009): Selves in the City: Xu Xi’s Evanescent Isles [Read]
  • Issue #7 (May 2009): On Being Blunt: Louise Ho’s Incense Tree [Read]
  • Issue #8 (August 2009): Some Other Life [Read]
  • Issue #12 (September 2010): Night Thoughts [Read] [Discussed here]
  • Issue #12 (September 2010): Country [Read] [Discussed here]
  • Issue #12 (September 2010): White Pages [Read] [Discussed here]
  • Issue #12 (September 2010): Cities [Read]
  • Issue #17 (June 2012): Notes for a Minor Photography (A Hong Kong Delirium) [View and Read]
  • Issue #19 (November 2012): Eddie Tay [Read]
  • Issue #23 (March 2014): Quiet Rural Hong Kong [View]
  • Issue #27 (March 2015): Analysis Paralysis [View and Read]
  • Issue #29 (September 2015): The Poetics of the Umbrella Movement [View and Read]