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Wine and Words
Saturday, September 02, 2017 7:27:30 AM

Wine and Words reception means "Whoa...I neva know you serving dinner." Okay, really heavy pupus and if you no drink wine going get words and water. Jes so dat you know, come hungry. And da ...

The Massie Case again? BR special event at Kumu Kahua, Sunday, June 25th, 7 pm. $10 donation
Monday, June 12, 2017 7:35:37 AM

I know. There's been books, a play, a couple of films, an opera (?) so what's up with the latest renshi (linked poetry) book, [i]What We Must Remember?[/i] There's a thin line between the ...

Eric and Darrell visit their alma mater, Maemae Elementary School
Thursday, January 24, 2013 3:48:08 AM

Truly a blast to the felt a little weird walking the same buildings and seeing the grounds. And more impressive were the 5th graders who were lively, energetic, and SMART! Several came up afterwards ...

What Asian American works influenced you?
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 7:41:12 AM

This was an interesting question for me...check out the responses below.

Wine and Words...sold out!
Friday, July 22, 2011 5:22:42 AM

Who would've thunk that folks would pay money to go to a "literary reading." Long time ago, one lady thought a our readings was one palm reading. Fo real! For those you got in, you know. ...

Teachers Talk Back: on poets in the classroom
Saturday, March 26, 2011 12:23:27 AM

I got to work with Juliet this summer in my 7th grade Art of Writing classes at Punahou. She came to talk about the poetry book she'd written with the other women and then had my class do linking ...

Cheap sale! Cades Winner and the Obama poems
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 6:18:50 AM

The BR booth at the Hawaii Book and Music Festival this past weekend always has the best prices of the year. If you missed it, you can still get the sale prices until June 30th. These are all brand new ...

Listen up! Podcasts by Lisa Linn Kanae and Wing Tek Lum...NYC to Honolulu Hale
Friday, May 14, 2010 2:11:27 AM

Lisa Kanae will receive the Cades Award at the Hawaii Book and Music Festival at 3:45 pm on Sat, May 15th in the at the Mission Memorial Auditorium. She was interviewed by Noe Tanigawa on KIPO take a ...

Last chance to hear the No Choice but to Follow poets
Friday, May 07, 2010 3:52:15 AM

Okay after two readings, I'm convinced that these four poets are da BOMB! At Wine and Words they read the first 5 months of poems...then at UH Campus Center they read the last half. Does this mean ...

No Choice but to Follow da book/CD combo has arrived!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 3:19:10 AM

I'm not a poet, so I don't really know what it's like to write poetry. Much less, poetry undah presshah. The new book [i]No Choice but to Follow[/i] contains 48 poems written over the course of a year ...

Taping the Readers Choice show on Aloha Shorts
Friday, April 16, 2010 1:38:05 AM

So...the Aloha Shorts producers revealed the results of the Readers Choice shows as selected by the listeners; stuff from Lee Cataluna, Eric Chock, Lois-Ann Yamanaka, Christy Passion, Nora Okja Keller, ...

Blithering Idiot on the radio (try click on Book publishing in Hawaii podcast on the home page)
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 6:27:52 AM

Ron Cox of Bishop Museum Press and I were invited to be on Bob Sandla's HPR program "Business of the Arts," a show dedicated to talking about the business and other concerns of non-profits in ...

So you think you can read your own poem?
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 6:22:55 PM

Renshi poets Jean Yamasaki Toyama, Juliet Kono, Ann Inoshita, and Christy Passion read their renshi, linked poems, at Hawaii Public Radio during two sessions last year. The book/CD combo will be released ...

Who wrote the mystery lines? Answers revealed!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 4:07:58 AM

The mystery lines came from nine authors from BR #94 who appeared at the Native Books reading. And put a face to a name, check out the photo in the Images area on the homepage. Issue #94 is specially ...

Juliet Kono's lost blog entry: must reads!
Thursday, February 11, 2010 7:14:03 PM

Somehow Juiiet Kono's blog entry got lost as a response to a previous one. I didn't want anyone to miss her book recommendations. "Besides buying Bamboo Ridge Press books for your Christmas presents ...

BR near and far!
Thursday, February 04, 2010 8:05:21 PM

Check out the pictures of Carolyn and Roy Nakasato wearing their Cora Yee designed BR t-shirts in front of a monastery in Nepal! [img]

Wing Tek Lum's advice
Thursday, February 04, 2010 7:55:49 PM

Check out the little video clip of poet and BR business manager, Wing Tek Lum as he speaks of the beginning of BR! [youtube]

Random thoughts
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 9:46:33 AM

So last night as Christy Passion, put it, I was a "human traffic cone." We were recording a CD of the renshi poets at the Hawaii Public Radio studio and a weird thumping from outside the building ...

Hot yeah?
Saturday, May 30, 2009 10:13:11 AM

Long time neva write someting... Not Pau Yet--Nicole the BR blogger, newsletter editor, and UH grad student is off this summer to do an internship at Copper Canyon Press. We'll miss her but she'll be ...

Monday, December 01, 2008 8:07:02 PM

Ho, ho, ho! Actually, I talking about Noe Tanigawa's piece on KHPR, Hawaii Public Radio about BR. Lois-Ann Yamanaka is always a good interview. Good stuff...okay, I'm a little bit biased. And still get ...

BR and the KIPO public radio pledge drive
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 3:58:17 PM

Joe Tsujimoto and I will be the "pitchmen" tonight (KIPO FM 89.3 6-7 pm, Tues, 10/14)along with Aloha Shorts producers Phyllis Look, Craig Howes, and Sammie Choy answering the phones. So when ...

Tsujimoto reads again!
Monday, September 22, 2008 10:11:13 PM

Joe Tsujimoto's reading at Punahou on last Tuesday, Sept. 16th was a triumph at his school. Okay, they were his colleagues, students, former students, and BR folks...but also a few who wandered in because ...

The Hostile Elders
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 2:47:50 PM

Try catching actor Mathias Maas' rendering of Peter Van Dyke's story "The Hostile Elders" (from issue #91). Hilarious! Unfortunately I don't know when it will just listen...Tuesdays, ...

Aloha that like Aloha Shirts?
Saturday, May 24, 2008 2:56:33 PM

Okay, Aloha Shorts is a radio show of music and literature from Bamboo Ridge. Listen to it on KIPO Hawaii Public Radio (89.3 FM) on Tuesays at 6:30 pm. Or come to hear them tape the shows...if you laugh ...

BR in the Star Bulletin
Monday, March 10, 2008 7:07:23 AM

Nice article by Gary Chun in last week's Star Bulletin. Photos of Keith Kashiwada reading at the Aloha Shorts taping, along with a big (4 columms!)photo of poet Wing Tek Lum listening to his own work ...

Aloha Shorts tapings every first Sunday of the month
Friday, February 15, 2008 4:54:55 PM

The program for March 2nd,7 pm at Atherton Studio, Hawaii Public Radio Local actors will read the following selections: D. Mahealani Dudoit's MY FATHER'S GARDEN Aria Soyama's CONFESSIONS OF A PORN ...

Wayne Wang fans
Thursday, October 25, 2007 5:56:03 PM

It's film festival time and Wayne Wang has two new films based on short stories by Yiyun Li from [i]A Thousand Years of Good Prayers[/i]. Two independently financed films in one year is quite amazing...story ...

Aloha Long and Shorts
Friday, October 19, 2007 3:39:43 PM

Ho, chicken skin...the last taping of Aloha Shorts featured music by Paul Hanna and Follow No Trends, mellow songwriter/singer social commentary...nice sound with the addition of a twelve string player ...

Rice, rice, baby...
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 7:37:37 AM

Nice mention of Mavis Hara's book in last night's Star Bulletin: [url]

Aloha Shorts on KIPO 89.3
Tuesday, September 04, 2007 6:22:21 PM

If you've been listening to Aloha Shorts on Hawaii Public Radio (KIPO 89.3)the airtime has been moved to Tuesdays at 6:30 pm. This is a fun half hour of stories and music and it's nice to hear pretty ...

Saturday, September 01, 2007 2:46:22 PM

We've been lucky that local actors at various points over the years have selected work from BR to perform as storytelling pieces or as readings in libraries or on Aloha Shorts (the KIPO radio show). A ...

Y York's "Framed" is on YouTube
Monday, August 20, 2007 5:23:16 PM

If you missed the can catch it in bits and pieces on YouTube. Not as good as being there in person...but you get the idea. [align=center][youtube]qbkLbSh3gfU[/youtube][/align]