September 19: Bamboo Ridge Writers

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MIA Honolulu presents an evening with contributors to forthcoming Bamboo Ridge issue #115
7-9 p.m. Thursday
September 19, 2019

The Manifest

featuring readings by
Derek N. Otsuji
Scott Kikkawa
M.G. Martin
Nora Pollard

Derek N. Otsuji lives and writes on the southern shore of O‘ahu. His poems have appeared in Poet Lore, Salamander, Sycamore Review, Tahoma Literary Review, and The Threepenny Review.

Scott Kikkawa grew up in a Hawai‘i Kai where every avocado-green freezer had Meadow Gold popsicles in them. He currently lives with his family in a Hawai‘i Kai where every stainless-steel freezer has giant bags of something dead and chopped up from Costco in them. A federal law enforcement officer by day, he writes detective noir fiction set in postwar Honolulu featuring cops who chew toothpicks and drink on the job. His debut novel, Kona Winds, is forthcoming from Bamboo Ridge Press.

M.G. Martin is the author of One For None (Ink, 2010). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Powderkeg, Juked, ZYZZYVA, Sink Review, PANK, Hawai‘i Pacific Review, and from Greying Ghost Press. A 2018 W.S. Merwin Creative Teaching Fellow, he teaches middle school English and lives on Maui with the poet Tess Patalano and the dog, Ihu.

Nora Pollard is a alive queer trans woman living in the Pacific Ocean on the American colonized islands of Hawai‘i. She loves her dog, and her friends, and everything else too. Her poems have appeared in Water Soup and

Free event. Bring ID.