Trailer premier for Charles Rammelkamp’s “Presto” book out on Bamboo Dart Press May 25th premieres.

Presto¬†chronicles the adventures of an employee for a temp agency as he goes out on what often seem like absurd assignments for which he occasionally has to make up the rules as he goes along, improvise. As the sequence deepens, we see this unidentified character in later work situations. His attitude seems unchanged as he …

Life of Jem podcast May 17th 8pm PST w/ Dennis Callaci

Join Bamboo Dart Press writers Juanita E. Mantz and Dennis Callaci on Juanita’s podcast, Life of Jem Wednesday May 17th. Juanita’s latest book Tales of an Inland Empire Girl published by Los Nietos Press follows her debut Bamboo Dart Press book which won her the International Latino book award. Her podcast, Life of Jem, features …

Richard Brown Lethem and Jonathan Lethem reading at The Maloof

Richard Brown Lethem’s new book on Bamboo Dart Press, Roots, Stones and Baggage is out now. The book features poems and paintings of Lethem’s spanning seventy years as well as an introduction by his writer son Jonathan Lethem. The two will be reading from their new books (Jonathan’s new book of lyrics and poems, Horse …

Max Popov trailer premieres for his Bamboo Dart Press book

In Tell Me About Yourself, an old man looks back on his time in the East Village in the mid-1970s when he drew pictures of people, mostly tenants in his apartment building, and made the eponymous request to them. The resultant twelve drawings matched with the brief responses make up the greater part of this …

Time change for San Dimas Bamboo Dart Press reading this Friday night

Happy to announce that the time for the reading at Highpoint Brewery in San Dimas this Friday has been bumped up to a later 7:30 PM start time which should allow any facing traffic to make it out. See the flyer above and in the previous posts beneath it, other dates to catch Peter Cherches …

Peter Cherches “Things” book on Bamboo Dart is out today. Catch his west coast readings.

Peter Cherches new book Things is out now on Bamboo Dart Press. Peter is in the air as I write this, headed to the west coast for a series of readings to support the book. If you have not yet seen Cherches read, you are missing a writer that is nimble in the public arena …

Richard Brown Lethem short premieres for his book “Roots, Stones and Baggage” Out on Bamboo Dart Press April 22

Richard Brown Lethem has, at 90, put together a book that acts as a survey and a reflecting pool of his life’s work thus far. The book Roots, Stones and Baggage features a wide swath of his poems and paintings spanning from 1952 to 2023. His paintings have traversed the world for installations and he …