James Ducat “A Field of Nopes” book out now on Bamboo Dart Press

James Ducat’s new book of black out poetry is a collection of rejection letters that he has transformed into an equally funny and dark book. “A Field of Nopes” features both the original black out poems laid side by side next to the script for each poem. A Field of Nopes will touch anyone who has …

James Ducat trailer for “A Field of Nopes” book on Bamboo Dart Press premieres

James Ducat’s new book of blackout poems is a mostly lighthearted, occasionally philosophical journey through selected application and rejection materials from the many teaching jobs he applied for a decade back but did not get. These poems quietly blast through the wall of mystique surrounding rejection. Drawing from redacted official letters and other application materials, …

Juanita E. Mantz and Refrigerator together at The Upland Library

Bamboo Dart Press/Los Nietos Press author Juanita E. Mantz will be reading from her books detailing her life growing up in the Inland Empire with an acoustic performance of songs selected by the author by Refrigerator. The reading and performance is an all ages/free event that will be taking place at The Upland Library on …

Ellen Harper’s “All That I’m Allowed” book is out on Bamboo Dart Press now

Ellen Harper’s first book, Always a Song is a compelling memoir about her life as a musician, activist, business owner (she owns the venerable Folk Music Center which has singed copies of her first book available) and stalwart of independent thought and action who walks the walk. Her latest book, All That I’m Allowed captures …

Trailer for Ellen Harper’s “All That I’m Allowed” Bamboo Dart Press book with illustrations by Marguerite Millard premieres

All That I’m Allowed is a storybook for grownups about learning to live with children and dogs. In this regard most grown people set out to do what’s best for them, to be good examples, trusted companions to dog and child. But often times the lessons we think we are getting across are interpreted very differently …

Michael C. Keith’s “Euphony: Micro Prose Poems” book is out today on Bamboo Dart Press

Michael C. Keith’s Euphony: Micro Prose Poems contains works best defined as thoughts, both observational and insightful, expressed in laconic form. The collection delivers the reader through subatomic communiques, electric “jolts of awareness,” about the ever-shifting realm of human emotion and experience—a world both known and exotic. In Euphony over 40 lyrical sketches inspire the …

Premiere of Michael C. Keith’s trailer for his Bamboo Dart Press book Euphony

Michael C. Keith’s book Euphony: Micro Prose Poems contains works best defined as thoughts, both observational and insightful, expressed in laconic form. The collection delivers the reader through subatomic communiques, electric “jolts of awareness,” about the ever-shifting realm of human emotion and experience—a world both known and exotic. In Euphony over 40 lyrical sketches inspire …

Peter Wortsman’s “Driftwood” book is out now on Bamboo Dart Press

Like driftwood, words, phrases and severed sentences come floating by. Part fisherman, part scavenger, I spread my net and rescue these bits of debris from the deep. I can’t say why certain severed statements catch my eye. Floating fragments of meaning, they sparkle and speak to me. And by a peculiar lure beyond my conscious …

Peter Wortsman trailer premieres for his new Bamboo Dart Press book “Driftwood at the River’s Edge”

Peter Wortsman’s second book for us is a bookend to last years Borrowed Words book. Wortsman writes: “Like driftwood, words, phrases and severed sentences come floating by. Part fisherman, part scavenger, I spread my net and rescue these bits of debris from the deep. I can’t say why certain severed statements catch my eye. Floating …