Fiction. Poetry. Co-produced by Bamboo Ridge Press and Hawai'i Public Radio, Aloha Shorts brought some of Hawai'i's finest writers, actors, and musicians together each week for a half-hour radio program celebrating local literature. THE BEST OF ALOHA SHORTS contains poems and stories drawn from the pages of Bamboo Ridge that are not only excellent in themselves but also outstanding in performance.
In addition to over thirty selections that provide a generous sample of the best of Hawai'i literature, this collection features a history and behind-the-scenes account of Aloha Shorts, and personal essays by some of the writers, actors, musicians, sponsors, and the host. An online link, www.bestofalohashorts.com, also provides readers with recordings of every piece's broadcast performance. The result is an introduction to life in the islands past and present, an anthology of some of the finest writing that Bamboo Ridge has published, a valuable resource for teachers who want their students to read and hear fine writing, and a souvenir of the much loved show that each week shared the spirit of Hawai'i.