• Meg Pokrass

      The Loss Detector

      Set in coastal California, The Loss Detector is a funny/sad portrait of teenage blues and of a small, transplanted family of non-conformists. The flawed but lovable characters in Pokrass' novella remind us of how the world's most beautiful places are not always the easiest in which to thrive. Moments of giddy, perceived freedom set against resignation dot the narrative in such a way that will leave you changed. 

    • http://www.bamboodartpress.com/store/meg_pokrass-the_loss_detector.html
    • Release Date: October 15, 2020
    • ISBN: 978-1-947240-03-2
    • Price: $7.99

    • John Brantingham

      Life, Orange to Pear

      Life, Orange to Pear follows a man and his daughter Cyndi as they deal with life, the occult, Santa Claus, boys, and death. This universe is a strange and rich place, and sometimes it takes booze and a surreal understanding of sex and The Rockford Files to get through life. Mostly though what it takes is a deep and abiding love for the richness of oranges and pears, how their scent can take you over and make everything in the moment all right.

    • http://www.bamboodartpress.com/store/john_brantingham-life-orange_to_pear.html
    • Release Date: November 15, 2020
    • ISBN: 978-1-947240-07-0
    • Price: $7.99

    • Dennis Callaci

      Five Ghost Stories

      Five Ghost Stories is a collection of five meditations on isolation and absence, each with an abstract connection to the ghost towns that were quickly built in all of our hollowed-out cities over 2020.  These stories drive through these new spaces in first gear, flash lighting, searching. Survivors carry those lost within them, in their rib cage, in their heart. Here are five ghost stories, the first one before you and the other four memorized by heart and waiting in their chambers.

    • http://www.bamboodartpress.com/store/dennis_callaci-five_ghost_stories.html
    • Release Date: January 15, 2021
    • ISBN: 978-1-947240-05-6
    • Price: $7.99

    • Stephanie Barbé Hammer

      Rescue Plan

      In the New England town of Narrow Interior, 15 year old cancer survivor Gomer Faithcutt prepares for the practical Junior Life Saving Test while exploring both his own sexuality and the spectral secrets of a forgotten religious sect that once flourished in the town. As his father worries about his son’s health, Gomer learns about desire, friendship, and self-preservation. He glimpses who he can become because of (or despite?) his parents and forges a surprising connection with a mysterious neighbor.

    • http://www.bamboodartpress.com/store/stephanie_barbe_hammer-rescue_plan.html
    • Release Date: February 10, 2021
    • ISBN: 978-1-947240-09-4
    • Price: $7.99

    • Peter Cherches

      Tracks: Memoirs from a Life with Music

      In these mini memoirs, Peter Cherches revisits musical experiences, pleasures, and obsessions that have punctuated his life. A singer and lyricist as well as “one of the innovators of the short short story” (Publishers Weekly), Cherches writes here from the perspective of a voracious listener for whom music is a constant companion. Whether reminiscing about the joys of musical discovery or paying tribute to musicians who have inspired him, Cherches shares his passions with verve and wit. From an early baptism in Beatlemania, to adolescent encounters with free jazz, to expeditions for local musical treasures around the world, this collection of singles in prose is a testament to the sustaining power of music in our lives.

      For playlists (Spotify and YouTube) as well as other links, please visit cherches-tracks.blogspot.com

    • http://www.bamboodartpress.com/store/peter_cherches-tracks_memoirs_from_a_life_with_music.html
    • Release Date: May 4, 2021
    • ISBN: 978-1-947240-20-9
    • Price: $7.99

    • Gail Butensky

      Every Bend

      In Every Bend, Gail Butensky's photography from a variety of colorful venues is on display, as are intimate photos the artist shot outside of the music scene that she has documented for decades. Every Bend is a collection of photographs sequenced by Butensky to resemble a road trip with diary entries for each encampment that is presented here.  A fascinating journey and a feast for the eyes.

    • http://www.bamboodartpress.com/store/gail_butensky-every_bend.html
    • Release Date: May 10, 2021
    • ISBN: 978-1-947240-16-2
    • Price: $8.99

    • Allen Callaci

      17 & Life

      In April 1983, Upland High School senior Anna Marie Bachoc was brutally murdered by her boyfriend, sending waves of shock and disbelief through the quiet city that had branded itself “the city of gracious living.” 17 & Life is a meditation on her life, the life that might have been, and the loss that still haunts the community three decades on.

    • http://www.bamboodartpress.com/store/allen_callaci-17_and_life.html
    • Release Date: June 1, 2021
    • ISBN: 978-1-947240-18-6
    • Price: $7.99

    • Kendall Johnson

      Black Box Poetics

      Each of the black boxes contains white pages, typed, one or two pages each, stapled at the top left corner. 300-500 word stories; all quite true, unfortunately. These are poetics of chaos. These are the stories I said I’d never write. The kind of stories, once heard, you can’t erase from your mind. Scenes you wish you’d never seen. Sensations you wish never to feel again. When I began writing, photography, and painting, I adopted what is rightly or wrongly termed the Hippocratic Oath that medical people are bound by: simply, do no harm. I’ve held these stories back.

    • http://www.bamboodartpress.com/store/kendall_johnson-black_box_poetics.html
    • Release Date: June 10, 2021
    • ISBN: 978-1-947240-22-3
    • Price: $7.99

    • Cindy Rinne

      Words Become Ashes — An Offering

      “Words Become Ashes — An Offering” takes you on a pilgrimage in tunnels, on the ground, and above with mole, Changing Woman, polar bear, whale, and moon. Join an outsider on a journey, but not alone under Waning Quarter Moon with the protection of wolf. Tear out dead leaves and listens to the vibrations of the river. When the door seems closed of loss, letting go, and finding wisdom, “ashen trauma transmutes into music” in these ritual songs. Much for you to discover in the elements, layers, and textures of fiber art and poetry collaged together.

    • http://www.bamboodartpress.com/store/cindy_rinne-words_become_ashes.html
    • Release Date: July 7, 2021
    • ISBN: 978-1-947240-24-7
    • Price: $8.99

    • Joel Huschle

      False Memories of a Cape Cod Clam Shack

       False Memories of a Cape Cod Clam Shack is a collection of notes, poems, past blog posts, and lyrics that explore the playful morbidities associated with daily existence. The writings will bring you into crematoriums where groceries are incinerated as well as caves full of dead NPR reporters. Witch babies align with black ops interlopers and reservoirs are filled with sentient brown trout and Irish estrogen. Blatant truths and foolish rhymes dance together throughout this collection, affording the reader to either accept the performance or move forward in horror.

    • http://www.bamboodartpress.com/store/joel_huschle-false_memories_of_a_cape_cod_clam_shack.html
    • Release Date: July 25, 2021
    • ISBN: 978-1-947240-26-1
    • Price: $7.99

    • Mark Givens and Joel Huschle

      The 909

      The 909 is a sci-fi script for a movie set in the near-future and taking the form of a reality documentary. The plot centers on a group of people who discuss the implications of “The Mesh”, the technology that replaced the ’Net. Conspiracies, intrigue, and good old-fashioned camaraderie occupy these characters’ thoughts as they try to retain a sense of individuality in an increasingly watchful society.

    • http://www.bamboodartpress.com/store/mark_givens_and_joel_huschle-the_909.html
    • Release Date: October 15, 2021
    • ISBN: 978-1-947240-28-5
    • Price: $7.99

Special Projects

    • Refrigerator

      So Long to Farewell

      The twelfth studio record by Refrigerator expands the line-up to five with the addition of Mark Givens from WCKR SPGT on second guitar. Along for the ride are guest appearances by legendary singer Claudia Lennear (vocals on the first single “Broken Glass Shore”), Shrimper Records stalwart Franklin Bruno, and the additional hand of Scott Solter, who mixed the record, which rests in a gorgeous sleeve with artwork by Jean Smith. The lovely live bleed of a band playing together in one room—guitars spilling onto the drum tracks, cymbals biting into the feedback from the amps—captures the live sound of Refrigerator as never before on record as caught by engineer Steve Folta.
      There are two physical versions of the record, one on black 160 gram vinyl, as well as a deluxe edition, available on green and white swirled vinyl that couples a bonus CD with six tracks to a fifty page Bamboo Dart Press chapbook that features drawings, short stories, photographs, lyrics and essays by the band, in an edition of 150 copies.

    • http://www.bamboodartpress.com/store/refrigerator-so_long_to_farewell.html
    • Release Date: May 15, 2021
    • ISBN: 978-1-947240-15-5
    • Price: $29.99