Celebrating Bamboo Ridge Press 45th Anniversary!

Published on 18 November 2023 at 17:02

“Bamboo Ridge Press Founders Return to Mark 45 Years of Publishing Local Literature”

Bamboo Ridge Press founding editors Eric Chock and Darrell H. Y. Lum return with Juliet S. Kono to curate a new anniversary anthology celebrating 45 years of literary mischief-making in Hawaiʻi. With contributions from sixty-eight talented writers, Bamboo Ridge, Journal of Hawai‘i Literature and Arts Issue #124 features poems and stories that explore themes of cultural identity, art, resistance, and community. It’s a collection that honors the resilience of local storytelling and Hawaiʻi’s literary spirit, reaffirming Bamboo Ridge’s commitment to foster, embrace, and preserve AANHPI voices. With over 400 pages, Issue #124 is one of the largest in the press’s history.

“For all the writers who have appeared in BAMBOO RIDGE, there are many more who were just encouraged by its existence to speak and write. BAMBOO RIDGE is the spring that became a stream that created a muliwai, rich with mixing, before reaching the ocean.” — Juliet S. Kono, poet and editor

We hope you’ll cover this exciting new release and would be happy to provide a review copy of the book or arrange an interview with one of the editors or contributing authors. The book will launch with several free readings and events in December:

  • Sunday, December 3, 2023 (2:00 PM) at UH Mānoa Art Auditorium.
  • Saturday, December 9, 2023 (2:00 PM) at da Shop in Kaimukī.
  • Thursday, December 14, 2023 (5:30 PM) at the Downtown Art Center, Honolulu.
  • More readings will be scheduled in 2024. Visit bambooridge.org for updates and info.

* This project was made possible in part by support from the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) and the Poetry Foundation.


Bamboo Ridge, Journal of Hawai‘i Literature and Arts Issue #124

432 pages / 6 x 9 softcover

ISBN: 978-1-943756-10-0

$30.00 Available through Bamboo Ridge Press at

bambooridge.org or Small Press Distribution at spdbooks.org


For more information, call (808) 626-1481

e-mail read@bambooridge.org or visit www.bambooridge.org

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