My poem "The Skies Speak in Light" (title from a line by Mary Monroe) has been published in this book...and heres the link to buy it... > http://www.lulu.com/shop/walter-ruhlmann/300k-une-anthologie-de-po%C3%A9sie-sur-lesp%C3%A8ce-humainea-poetry-anthology-about-the-human-race/paperback/product-23842476.html
Re: Congratulations from Subterranean Blue Poetry!
Rebecca Anne Banks<email@example.com>
Wed, Oct 17, 5:28 PM (2 days ago)
October 17th, 2018
Dear Don Kingfisher Campbell:
I am writing to tell you that you have won an Honourable Mention in The Golden Oracle: The Late Great Planet Rock Star Contest/Anthology. Congratulations! All payouts should be made by Christmas 2018. The
Anthology should be launched and for sale @ Amazon Stations by Christmas 2018.
I am sending you the Last Edits of your work, as it will appear in The Golden Oracle: The
Late Great Planet Rock Star. If you would like to see any changes please send along. I hope
all is well. Have a great night!
Don't have any action shots of me because I was the first performer at The Hive downtown Monday night for the I Pity da Poe art and poetry show. But I did sell two books as a result of my performance of my poems Eternal Epitaph and U.B.O. (Unidentified Bedding Object), so I must have done something right....
As I read Don Kingfisher Campbell’s collection of his published poems, Planet of the Oreos, I discovered versatility in his poetry I overlooked before. His poems vary in style, subject matter, and form. He can be lyrical or narrative, or both. On top of that, they are much deeper and more complex than they seem at first glance. They are not merely about the everyday subjects their titles may suggest—modern relationships, planets, brownies, what have you—but the human condition underneath those things which is unique and relatable at the same time. Mr. Campbell is an unparalleled poetic spirit whose works can be appreciated by those who are willing to delve into them. -- Jackie Chou
The first reviews of my two latest books are in! (See below.)
In celebration, a two-fer special!! Get both books for just $15 postage paid. Go to http://paypal.com and direct payment to firstname.lastname@example.org
SOUVENIRS: I’ve lost count of all the Kingfisher poetry books which have come out the last two centuries, but he never fails to surprise me as in the concluding stanza in poem 18 of Souvenirs, Horror and 08, Green. The latter was also a descending stair poem that was converted to a shoe by last four word line heel. Clever. I enjoyed my visit with the Analog Kid, the trip to Seal Beach and Twilight in the Trump Zone but Don’s five page poem, WeChat, was by far my favorite. Of course the course of true love never runs smooth today no more than it did in the day of the lovers in Midsummer’s Night Dream but at least on with online right mate match quests, you have more options. Well, actually, maybe too many. It might seem finding Holy Grail is a lark compared to finding true love on the internet but there’s a reason, of all the potential matches, he loves Lulu the best. Check out WeChat to find out why.
THE PLANET OF THE OREOS: On The Planet of the Oreos you are On a Planet Where “Bare trees like zombies reach up at night to the stars” and “Dream Horses “Gallop through the rivers” of your mind. On your Joshua Tree Trip the view of Buddha-like mountains instills a reverent response. But suburban Sunny Vale with “Sidewalk banks decorated with green oaks and bonsai bushes” is also inspiring. On the Oreo planet trek, we learn there are Thirteen Ways of Looking at Poppies and 13 Ways of Looking at Little Chocolate Donuts. The lovers of this planet are the most intelligent homo sapiens in our galaxy. In Science Oreo male lovers can’t “stop gazing upon the summer smooth clavicle of her statuesque gladiolus.” In the poem, In Memory of, Kingfisher writes a bio of a poet whose “ birthday was Halloween”... who “held poetry readings just to share his addiction” who “was myopic” but “that didn't stop him from seeking... who “endured small hands but boy could they write” I couldn’t agree more. -- Carl Stilwell
NOW AVAILABLE! My latest featuring 25 new poems written between March and August 2018. Get your copy by stopping by Saturday Afternoon Poetry in Pasadena between 3 and 5pm, or by going to http://paypal.com and directing payment of $7 (includes $2 shipping expense) to email@example.com
Last Tuesday night I was invited to read excerpts from an essay on Soju titled "My Husband's Tornado" by Hyun Sook Senteno (she is in the middle of the photo wearing white) at the Korea Daily office in Koreatown, Los Angeles.