Father’s Day from the Archives

This weekend is Father’s Day and in celebration, we went looking through the Bamboo Ridge Digital Archive in the UH Repository to find the perfect literary tribute. For all the Dads who mend the scrapes and pick us up when we fall, here’s a short piece from A Small Obligation and Other Stories of Hilo…

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…

Bamboo Ridge at Home: A Video Reading Series

2020 feels like something out of an apocalyptic dystopian dime novel. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in many ways and people are feeling more unsure and disconnected than ever before. In the spirit of comfort and community, the Bamboo Ridge ohana wants to encourage everyone to write, to read, and to remember that…

Bamboo Ridge and MIA

On October 15, the folks at MIA Art and Literary Series and Bamboo Ridge Press teamed up to celebrate the 100th issue of the Bamboo Ridge literary magazine. As a member of Hawaiʻi Pacific University’s Sigma Tau Delta (English) honor society, I volunteered to help set up and work behind the scenes at the event….

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