Joy, Death & Second Editions – starting a poetry zine in Shanghai

The second edition usually cements the first. With the initial impetus, there’s a lot of excitement, a lot of ideas and a lot of learning. By the time the paper dust has cleared, you are a few months down the line and planning a second one. There’s a feeling like, ‘so we’re doing this.’ By […]


Hi everyone, we’re now accepting submissions for the first IHOP zine! We’d love you to send us up to 3 of your best poems on the theme of ‘Crossings’ / ‘路口’ by 30th September 2016. Details: *Send poems to *Entrants should be China based *Poems can be written & submitted in Chinese or English […]

10 Hour Day

Breakfast egg, half-lopped & scalped, the morning gold of yolk on white. Early sun on eastern walls, dancing crystal golden light. Dusty-gold of patient books, unread on shelves, leaning or straight. In dusk, apartment faces gleam – windows high on winter’s night. Yellow cat’s eyes glitter late – curious slits of golden sight.