Sunday, June 10, 2018

Feature!

Last night I was featured at Cafe con Libros in Pomona. I read my Spoke In Word classics... 
 ...I Got The American Right, Interchangeable, Joe Sphincter, Green Bell Apples vs Dreadful Toenail Assholes, and Vomiting For God to a very appreciative audience!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Publication!

My decade-old poem "How Dark Is It?" is in this new anthology... >
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1720446644

Friday, June 1, 2018

Publication!

Got a 20th century classic poem of mine (The Artist) in the latest Synaeresis. You can download it for free in three ways to enjoy all the fine poetry and art in this issue... > https://harmoniapress.blogspot.com/…/synaeresis-issue-3-now…

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Feature!

I was one of 14 poets featured yesterday afternoon at the 2018 LitFest in Pasadena. I read my numerically-audience-chosen poems Another Fall Afternoon (from my 2017-2018 chapbook compilation Paper Fish), Where The Road Ends (from last year's book The Inner Three with CaLokie and Marvin Louis Dorsey), and French Toast (from my turn-of-the-century compilation Spoke In Word).

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Publication!

An early classic of mine (A Slice of Dead Tree), finally published!
http://aboutplacejournal.org/issues/rewilding/decolonizing-lifeways/don-kingfisher-campbell/

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Chapbook!

NOW AVAILABLE! My latest compilation...Paper Fish...a paltry $5 for 40 pages of my best PG poems of the past year that'll reel you in and let you dine on freshly wrapped poetic creativity. Get your copy at Saturday Afternoon Poetry in Pasadena or order via http://paypal.com/ by sending $7 (includes $2 shipping) to donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Publication!

My newest poem published today on... >
https://uglywriters.com/2018/05/02/binearo/

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Feature!

Featured last night at Jones Coffee Roasters for the Lyrical Flames poetry and music series. I read two of my poems from The Inner Three book (Dream Horses and The Rectangular People) , a classic from Spoke In Word (Dream Rooms), and my latest postcard poem (Munchies).

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Feature!

Featured last night at the mecca of poetry in Los Angeles...
..read my poems (More Than One Poem In My Life, Rectangular Man, and Dawn Breaks)...
...and brought along my co-members of The Inner Three! (CaLokie and Marvin Dorsey)



Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Publication!

Finally got my copy in the mail...

...available now on http://lulu.com




Saturday, February 24, 2018

Chapbook!

40 pages featuring 26 new poems composed between September 2017 and February 2018. Pick up your copy for just $5 at any Saturday Afternoon Poetry in Pasadena event or order it online by going to http://paypal.com and sending payment of $7 (includes $2 shipping) to kingfisher1031@charter.net


REVIEWS: A Poet to Learn From

Don Kingfisher Campbell’s poetry never fails to surprise its readers with unusual language and images. Get ready to be stunned by twenty-six fresh poems from his latest chapbook “Play House.”
One thing I admire about Don is he brings out the unexpected in the ordinary—a browned banana, a stuffed alien, a little girl in the supermarket, etc. He gives his readers microscopic glimpses into what he experiences by resorting to the concrete and literal instead of clich├ęd metaphors. Love is not expressed by the moon and the stars but a “paisley comforter” and “cleanly cased pillows.” That’s what you will see in his opening poem “Play House.” Don is daring in his choices of subjects, not avoiding but confronting the controversial and uncomfortable. You will see that in the second poem in this dynamic collection. Don’s poetry is unpretentious but effective. He has a vast vocabulary which enables him to give everything he describes proper names and details. He is definitely a master of modern poetry. ~ Jackie Chou

What happens if you are a nationally published poet as well as a poetry publisher and teacher and you enter the DKC Play House and your website date asks you, “What is your profession?” As you tour this funky Play House and come to poem 26, “The Year of Being Single", you can readily see the true course of love runs no more smoother in our digital times than it did in Shakespeare’s age. But fret not. If Romeo had lived with modern plumbing, he may well have expressed his love for Juliet in similar words as in the tenth poem, “I’m going to take a shower now.” But be careful, Juliet, if you’re carnivorous. In “Animals” DKC sees “you spoon the dead into your mouth.” Kingfisher has also a few cosmic poems I like. I found out for example in “Analogy Planets” that Mercury is “just another pockmarked rock.” Many may take exception to argument in poem 31, “God,” saying the reason God “created matter and anti-matter” was "to fill the void in his life” but I find it most plausible. I enjoyed my visit to the DKC Play House and believe you will also.-- Carl Stilwell aka CaLokie
Loved much of it. Liked it all. Favorites were 1 Hit Wonders, Things asked on first dates. Wait! I 'm not through.... And The Year of Being Single but those are the bias picks of a guy married to the same dame 48 years. A bit of a voyeur. I enjoyed the metaphor of comets crashing and the reminiscent tone of Rialto. Yes, for me Play House was a joyful romp.~ Gregory Foster


Monday, February 19, 2018

Publication!


Now available on http://amazon.com

featuring four of my poems





Publication!

My poem "Near Happy Valley" in...

...Pure Slush, now available on http://lulu.com

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Publication!

A seventh poem of mine published by AOTHAM! A pre-Valentine's Day treat... >
https://academyoftheheartandmind.wordpress.com/2018/02/13/space-facts/

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Publication!

A sixth poem published by...!
https://academyoftheheartandmind.wordpress.com/2018/02/10/mariposas/

Monday, February 5, 2018

Publication!

My fifth poem published by... >
https://academyoftheheartandmind.wordpress.com/2018/02/05/i-guess-i-will-turn-into-a-cloud/

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Publication!

My fourth poem published on this site... >
https://academyoftheheartandmind.wordpress.com/2018/02/02/step-outside/

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Publication!

My third poem published on this site... >
https://academyoftheheartandmind.wordpress.com/2018/01/31/biology/

Monday, January 29, 2018

Publication!

I have four poems (Why I look forward to bedtime, Analogizing Marriages, She, and 25 Extremely Beautiful Minerals) published in this new book... > https://www.amazon.com/dp/1984041401

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Publication!

Got another poem today in... >
https://academyoftheheartandmind.wordpress.com/2018/01/27/responses-to-us/