Friday, December 7, 2018


I was featured last night at the Neutra Institute Gallery in Silverlake where I performed my poems...

...A Slice of Dead Tree, Jelly, My Object Life, Earth Is Not a Hologram, and Before We Die.

Saturday, December 1, 2018


I'm a featured poet with my poem "Questions From The Broad" on... >

Monday, November 26, 2018


I've got a scientific poem just published on... >

Tuesday, October 30, 2018


 The book has arrived...
...and here's the poem!

Sunday, October 28, 2018


I am one of the Featured Poets of the Week with my poem "God" on... >

Friday, October 26, 2018

Publication and Reading!!

My poem "Geometry B" was published in this new anthology.

The publication reading was held at The World Stage on Wednesday night.

I performed my poem "Semi-Automatic Suicide" as well.

Saturday, October 20, 2018


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... >

Friday, October 19, 2018


Re: Congratulations from Subterranean Blue Poetry!

Rebecca Anne Banks

AttachmentsWed, Oct 17, 5:28 PM (2 days ago)
to Don
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!

with thanks,

Rebecca Banks
Subterranean Blue Poetry

Friday, October 12, 2018


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....

Monday, September 24, 2018


I performed my three of classic poems from my book Spoke in Word: Joe Sphincter, Before We Died, and Vomiting for God to a packed house!


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

Monday, September 17, 2018

Publication Reading!

On Saturday, September 8th, I read my poem Analog Kid to an appreciative Beyond Baroque crowd of poets also published in Lummox 7.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018


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 and direct payment to

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


Just received my copy of TBHA4 featuring my poems "Dawn Breaks" and "Paper Fish"

And congrats to my fellow Facebookers Joan McNerneyPenelope Moffet, and Lynn White for also being published in this marvelously chunky little book!

Friday, August 17, 2018


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 and directing payment of $7 (includes $2 shipping expense) to


 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.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

New Collection!

Coming out in two weeks! Pre-orders now being accepted for this collection of 95% published poetry. (See list of publications below.) Send $13 via to

03 > The Planet of the Oreos (Poetry Midwest)
04 > 21st Century Valentines (Prism Review Poetry Sleepover)
05 > Green Bell Apples vs Dreadful Toenail Assholes (Lummox)
07 > Mans (Cadence Collective)
08 > 13 Ways of Looking at Little Chocolate Donuts
10 > My Object Life (Altadena Poetry Review)
11 > Joshua Tree Service (Phantom Seed)
12 > The Artisans (Love Poetry Lovers)
13 > Hills Like Hips
14 > Model (Sage Trail)
15 > Sunny Vale
16 > Musing
17 > In Memory of... (Poet’s Lane)
19 > Life After 50 Magazine (Poet’s Lane)
21 > Mythology (Cadence Collective)
24 > Demanifest (The Write Room)
25 > YouTube Recommended (Toucan)
27 > Thought I Saw Four Dogs on My Drive (Lummox 2)
28 > Samples from the Coffeehouse Window (Cadence Collective)
29 > Freedom to Drive (Cadence Collective)
30 > On the Way to Grand Junction (Cadence Collective)
31 > The Antique Traveler (Poetic Diversity)
32 > Joshua Tree Trip (L.A. Poet Society Contest Runner-Up)
33 > Not So Still Lives (Poetry Breakfast)
34 > Science (And It Happened Under Cover)
36 > Summer School Senryu (Poetry Breakfast)
37 > Road Bed (Poetry Breakfast)
38 > 1 A.M. (Poetic Diversity)
39 > Science Center (Poetry Super Highway)
40 > Issa Frequency (Writers at Work)
41 > Ozzy Man Dias (Poetic Diversity)
42 > I Float in the Alternate Sky (Poetic Diversity)
43 > Juke Box, or Vending Machine (Oddball Magazine)
44 > Cemetery (Tower Journal)
45 > After Xmas Dinner (Escapism Magazine)
46 > Petit Mort (Gambler Magazine)
47 > The Cloud People (Spilt Ink)
48 > Cosmic (Attack of the Poems)
49 > A Miniature World (Attack of the Poems)
50 > The Way to Orange (Escapism Magazine)
51 > Diurnal Love (Lummox 3)
52 > You make me feel (Short Poems Ain’t Got Nobody to Love)
53 > Life of Nightmares (In-Flight Magazine)
54 > The Rectangle, People (Moonday)
55 > Where the Road Ends (Indie Soleil Magazine)
56 > Blue Bonnets (Lummox 4)
57 > Showing a DVD on the Galapagos to a Ninth Grade Class (New Verse News)
58 > 25 Extremely Beautiful Minerals (Syzygy)
61 > Always Been a Surfer (Short Poems Ain’t Got Nobody to Love)
62 > Allusive Sights (Altadena Poetry Review)
63 > Semi-automatic Suicide (Lament for the Dead)
64 > Rectangular Man (Poetry Super Highway)
66 > Little Boy at the Beach (Dead Snakes)
67 > Nine birds (Brave New Word)
68 > Facebook Newsfeed Sonnets (Brave New Word)
69 > Human Minds (Dead Snakes)
70 > Blue and White (Highland Park Poetry)
71 > Dream Horses (Clockwise Cat)
72 > Three Layer Brownie (Altadena Poetry Review)
73 > On a Planet Where (Ekphrastic California)
74 > Transient (PCC Inscape)
75 > Walk a Mile in Black Nike’s (Dead Snakes)
76 > My Seventies (Anti-Heroin Chic)
78 > Alhambra Raccoon (Altadena Poetry Review)
79 > Asphalt Nature (Cultural Weekly)
80 > Morning Play (Terrene)
81 > Anthropomorph (Cultural Weekly)
82 > after the fall (Cultural Weekly)
83 > spirits of solitude (Wild Lemon Project)
84 > Extraterrestrial Report (Escapism Magazine)
85 > Moon Poetry (Metaphor Issue 7)
87 > Thirteen Ways of Looking at Poppies (Metaphor Issue 7)

Saturday, August 4, 2018


Got a poem (A Gerund Life) published here today...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018


I have two new poems (Dawn Breaks and Paper Fish) being published in their fourth collection. Pick up your copy at this address... >