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Art and Anthology: Issue #79

"Art & Anthology" is a series of posts that examine some of the ways art and literature intersect. M.Y. Gaudlitz never finishes anything. She’s learning, though. She’s a former and current student at Williams College studying in Art History and Comparative Literature, and born and raised on Oahu.    ~ Halfway through Issue #79 of...

Open Call to College-Aged Artists

Bamboo Ridge Press is an independent, Hawai‘i-based nonprofit in search of a college-aged (17-22) artist from Hawai‘i to reimagine our fish logo for a special, limited-edition merchandise and fundraising project run on printful.com.  The artist whose work is chosen will receive a $50 honorarium; a book bundle; choice of a shirt or tote; and will…

July Year of the Rat Writing Contest Winner : )

Eh, Doreen Beyer, guess what?  That’s right.  You’ve won a new car — oh, wait, Darrell said we gave away too many cars already, so you gotta settle for Bamboo Bucks.  Not just one, but ten!  Count um, Doreen.  Ten whole Bamboo Bucks, Doreen.  That’s almost better than the new car Darrell isn’t going to…

August Featured Author—Cathy Song

  It's been a tough year and although her new book came out in June, Cathy Song has not had the usual opportunities to read and launch All the Love in the World properly. She's been a real trooper and made several wonderful videos that you can watch on our BR YouTube channel. We're trying...

Event—For the Love of the Arts: A Fundraiser & Book Launch Featuring Cathy Song

FOR THE LOVE OF THE ARTS: A FUNDRAISER & BOOK LAUNCH FEATURING CATHY SONG To keep our local arts alive, Manoa Valley Theatre (MVT) and Bamboo Ridge Press are collaborating to host a joint fundraiser featuring award-winning poet Cathy Song on Saturday, September 12 at 4:00 PM. Limited in-person seating is available through the Manoa...

Challenges and Changes in 2020: An Open Letter from Wing Tek Lum

Dear Fellow Lovers of Local Literature: Some of you may recognize my name as a writer whose poems have been published in Bamboo Ridge. However, I am now writing in my capacity as business manager of Bamboo Ridge Press, a position that I have been honored to serve since 1986. On behalf of our nonprofit...

On Bamboo Ridge Lineage

Recently, we launched a new series on our social media entitled Bamboo Ridge Lineage. We asked members of the Bamboo Ridge ‘Ohana who some of their writing influencers are including which books or authors have impacted the way they think about writing craft and literature. For this project, we wanted to highlight the ways in…

Alyssa’s Quarantine Reads

Hi I’m Alyssa! I recently joined the Bamboo Ridge team as an intern and have been working with Misty to get content up on our social media pages. Since I’m working at Bamboo Ridge, it pretty much goes without saying that I’m a fan of reading. Like most people, I’ve been observing quarantine / self-isolation…