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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...

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…

A Pandemic in Renshi

Renshi, linked poetry, is an important part of our Bamboo Ridge identity. Our four renshi poets (Ann Inoshita, Juliet S. Kono, Christy Passion, and Jean Yamasaki Toyama) have collaborated on two books of poetry and have hosted numerous workshops across the islands and in major cities on the Continent. They are always encouraging others to...