Stephanie Barbe Hammer’s “Rescue Plan” due out February 15th on Bamboo Dart

The fourth book on Bamboo Dart Press is due out on February 15th, and it is a stunner. Stephanie Barbe Hammer is a poet and novelist with a number of published books in each of these tributaries. Her new book, Rescue Plan is a book of longing. Its brief 45 pages serve as a tour […]

Bamboo Dart Press to release Dennis Callaci’s “Five Ghost Stories” book January 15th

I stayed away from you across all of these platforms for all of these decades because I didn’t want to write about me. I never had a manager, a label liaison, no in house nothing. I mean, I will share with you my shortcomings and foibles. There is nothing there that would shock or awe […]

“Southern California Covid-19 Twenty Twenty Coded Handshake” OR “Baby New Year, Get Here Now!”

What kind of gifts have your brought forth, Covid-19? I used to dig the dress up beaks of plague crows with their potpourri stuffed nostrils walking the streets of the fourteenth century. Those, of course, were archaic portraiture. It is hard to look at you now, though. “It’s not that funny, is it?” to quote […]

John Brantingham’s “Life, Orange to Pear” is out now on Bamboo Dart Press

The term local legend has a negative connotation to it, a “could have been a contender” flavor that does not fit writer John Brantingham. His work in poetry, fiction and art is not dissimilar to his public work in the classroom, heading up workshops or at the gallery that he runs with his wife, noted […]

John Davis & Dennis Callaci “Arches & Pathways” Deluxe limited edition LP available for preorder

Recorded over a three day weekend in July of 2019, “Arches & Pathways” finds The Folk Implosion’s John Davis and Refrigerator’s Dennis Callaci reuniting following their “Room For Space” LP from twenty five years back. That first record was improvised and recorded in one afternoon live to a one track. The new record has the […]

Jeff Fuccillo & Allen Callaci Go Beyond Thunderdome

Peyote buttons. Bread infused with chia seeds and wheat germ. Home jail tattoos of your annoying parrot. That is what has occupied so much of our Covid-19 lockdown time. In the curious case of Jeff Fuccillo and Allen Callaci, they spent those early halcyon days of the lockdown finding odd places in their homes to […]

Meg Pokrass on “The Loss Detector”

If you have not read any work by Meg Pokrass, take two minutes and read one of her flash fiction 2 page stories, or maybe the two poems that I have stapled to the end of the interview below.  Her nimbleness as an editor in choosing what to leave out and what to delve into […]

Bamboo Dart Press is born! Meg Pokrass’ “The Loss Detector” out this Friday.

I have seventh heavened myself to death knowing that flash fiction trailblazer Meg Pokrass jumped on board to be the first train out of the station for Bamboo Dart Press, a new publishing arm that Mark Givens and I have partnered on. Pokrass’ book “The Loss Detector” is out this Friday. You can pick up […]