Jason S Polley

Contributor, Guest Editor and Workshop Mentor

Jason S Polley is Associate Professor of contemporary fiction at Hong Kong Baptist University. He completed his PhD at McGill University, Montreal, in 2007. His research interests include Irish fiction, postmodern literature, comix and graphic novels, post-structuralism, and contemporary Indian fiction. He has published articles on women and property in John Banville, the Jonathan Franzen and Oprah Winfrey debacle, slum ideology in District 9, media machination in Watchmen, and critical race theory in Jane Smiley’s The Greenlanders. His monograph is titled Jane Smiley, Jonathan Franzen, Don DeLillo: Narratives of Everyday Justice. He has two creative nonfiction books: a short-story collection, Refrain, and a literary journalism novella, Cemetery Miss You.


  • Issue #45 (June 2019): Guest Poetry Editor [forthcoming]
  • Issue 43 (April 2019): “Deep down he felt a little jealous of his own writing”; or, “time never passes as quickly as when holding a pen”: Yi T’aejun’s Dust and Other Stories [Read] [Cha Review of Books and Films]
  • Issue 42 (January 2019): ‘So punk in drublic’; or, ‘Stepping in her footprints to erase your being here’: Kawika Guillermo’s Stamped: An Anti-travel Novel [Read] [Cha Review of Books and Films]
  • Issue #39 (April 2018): Eloquence, Anger, Sincerity: Henry Wei Leung’s Goddess of Democracy [Read]
  • Issue #38 (December 2017): Beneath the Slogans: Interview with Madeleine Thien on Do Not Say We Have Nothing [Read]
  • Issue #38 (December 2017): Impromptu Performances and Wild Exhibitions: Christopher DeWolf’s Borrowed Spaces [Read] [Cha Review of Books and Films]
  • Issue #33 (September 2016): Welcome to the Xiang Gang Museum [Read]
  • Issue #31 (March 2016): Guest Poetry Editor [Read]
  • Issue #30 (December 2015): Find The Title [Read]
  • Issue #25 (September 2014): Constituent Command [Read]