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JUJUBE

Great Fun!
Sunday, March 15, 2015 7:40:35 AM

Thank you Kanuikapono School for your hospitality. I so enjoyed working with all of you. My thanks to all the students and teachers for a wonderful experience. Listening to the students chant the welcoming ...

JEAN TOYAMA

Primingthepump Exercise
Monday, March 02, 2015 9:15:59 PM

It's hard to write cold. It's unrealistic to have students write, after you say WRITE! Here are a few short exercises that I think can help. Go to "Teachers' Corner" of "Renshi ...

JEAN TOYAMA

Morning at Kanuikapono Charter School, Anahole, Kauai
Monday, March 02, 2015 5:15:46 PM

Our morning at Kanuikapono Charter School in Anahole, Kauai Going to Kauai is like going home. Both my mother and father were born there. So beyond the new buildings and the traffic lights the landscape ...

PLEOPARD

BOGO goes to Kauai: Mahalo Kanuikapono
Monday, March 02, 2015 9:39:34 AM

It was a first for the BOGO (Buy One Get One Unreal Deal) Authors: a charter school on the island of Kauai. As for me, it could not have been a better experience. Being a nurse by day (Poet by night), ...

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The Great BR Year of the Ram/Sheep/Goat Writing Contest : )
Sunday, March 01, 2015 4:31:31 AM

As we do every year of the contest, we will take March off in order to recover from Chinese New Year. See you for the all new writing contest in April : )

JEAN TOYAMA

Ku'u Home
Friday, February 13, 2015 9:56:05 PM

Yesterday the renshi poets gave a reading of a powerpoint created by Christy based on Ku'u Home, the theme chosen for the 6th,7th and 8th graders of Punahou. We made our presentation to a crowd of ...

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From BAMBOO RIDGE ISSUE Number 104, 35TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE.
Friday, January 30, 2015 4:56:56 AM

Triggers for February: 1. they vanish the minute you ignore them [sp5] from “Going Down, Friend,” by David James 2. or we’d all end up slitting our wrists [sp5] from “The Helpless,” by R. Zamora ...

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 103, BEYOND GREEN TEA AND GRAPEFRUIT, Poems and Stories by Gail N. Harada
Friday, January 30, 2015 4:55:12 AM

Triggers for February: 1. that’s how she got the name 2. tried unsuccessfully not to start crying again 3. was this a good sign 4. it didn’t make sense 5. the father watching his son 6. ...

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From BAMBOO RIDGE ISSUE Number 102, `EWA WHICH WAY, a novel by Tyler Miranda
Monday, December 29, 2014 8:31:09 PM

Triggers for January: 1. we went straight to doing chores 2. I still thought about Halloween 3. I rolled my eyes 4. I shrugged it off like it was no big deal 5. at least [i]this[/i] ...

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 101, THE NANJING MASSACRE: POEMS, by Wing Tek Lum
Monday, December 29, 2014 8:29:52 PM

Triggers for January: 1. responding to heaven 2. we would without question be victorious 3. in the same situation 4. it was not worth the effort 5. so one last attempt is made 6. ...

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 99, THREE YEARS ON DOREEN’S SOFA, by Lee Cataluna
Sunday, November 30, 2014 5:38:21 PM

Triggers for December: 1. that’s uncalled for 2. all she cared about 3. I was a changed man 4. Shoot. I am there 5. oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah 6. can I get you a cold beverage? 7. ...

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 98
Sunday, November 30, 2014 5:37:17 PM

Triggers for December: 1. what a strange creature “J. Waldman, 1860 – 1953 ,” Peter Van Dyke 2. I think I just need to practice “No Place Like Paradise,” Gail N. Harada 3. by men of all ...

APPLEBLOSSUM

Support Hawaii Literature with WINE & WORDS
Saturday, November 08, 2014 1:21:06 AM

Q: How can you help support Hawaii writing & Bamboo Ridge? A: Come to our annual Wine & Words Benefit! Bamboo Ridge Press has been giving voice to Hawaii writers for over 35 years, producing ...

BAMBOO BUCKAROO

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 97, ANSHU: Dark Sorrow, by Juliet S. Kono
Saturday, November 01, 2014 3:38:45 AM

Triggers for November: 1. I hope you get the job 2. everyone knows who you are 3. we soon had to make way for another family 4. no one there is alive 5. who said you can do that? 6. ...

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 96, NO CHOICE BUT TO FOLLOW, by Jean Yamasaki Toyama, Juliet S. Kono, Ann Inoshita, & Christy Passion
Saturday, November 01, 2014 3:36:53 AM

BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 96, NO CHOICE BUT TO FOLLOW, by Jean Yamasaki Toyama, Juliet S. Kono, Ann Inoshita, Christy Passion Triggers for November: 1. he can’t remember her laugh 2. in rhythm ...

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SWEET DEALS FOR TEACHERS AND SCHOOLS; FREE FREE FREE
Thursday, October 09, 2014 9:07:06 PM

In an effort to get local literature into our schools, Bamboo Ridge Press, in partnership with the Hawaii Council for the Humanities, has initiated a program that will enable middle/high schools to order ...

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September winner in The Year of the Horse Writing Contest : )
Friday, October 03, 2014 7:46:23 PM

Congratulations! To our September winner in The Great BR Year of the Horse Writing Contest. She's won 10 Bamboo Bucks to redeem in the BR online store. Here's the award she won. Da mos Tiny ...

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 95, THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS, by Michelle Cruz Skinner
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 5:51:31 AM

Triggers for October: 1. there’s too much to say 2. I read anything I could find 3. she could call her mom 4. I can’t waste water 5. I can assure you I’ve never been happier 6. ...

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BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 94, BAMBOO RIDGE: Journal of Hawai`i Literature and the Arts
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 5:48:44 AM

Triggers for October: 1. I felt a hand on my shoulder From “The Wake,” Brenda Kwon 2. I not finished but From “Peanut Butta Jelly,” K.L. Quilantang 3. it actually took a full year From ...

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 93, ISLANDS LINKED BY OCEAN, by Lisa Linn Kanae
Monday, September 01, 2014 1:04:48 AM

Triggers for September: 1. but I knew better 2. you won’t believe what happened to me today 3. don’t take your stress out on me 4. too late to return them now 5. just throw um away 6. ...