Tuesday, June 23, 2009

My latest chapbook!

20 New Poems: April - May ‘09

After Noon Window
Every Day Shapes
Fly Dances In The Center
Hills Like Hips
I Must Be Great!
In The Land Where A Guitarist Plays In A Tent Smoking A Cigarette
It's Not Unusual
Making Some Sense
Man O'War In Space
101 At Cat Canyon Road
Smoke Detector
The Classroom Of My Life
Two Beagles

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DON KINGFISHER CAMPBELL, listed on Poets & Writers, is the founder of POETRYpeople youth writing workshops, publisher of the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, leader of the Emerging Urban Poets writing and Deep Critique workshops, and host of Saturday Afternoon Poetry in Pasadena, California. Mr. Campbell has taught Creative Writing in the Upward Bound program at Occidental College and been a Guest Teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District for 25 years. Don is the recipient of a 1st Honorable Mention in the 2008 Grandmother Earth poetry contest, an Honorable Mention in the League Of Laboring Poets March 2007 contest, the National Writers Association’s Los Angeles Chapter Author Of The Month Certificate, the Artists For A Better World Spirit Of Youth Award, an Honorable Mention in the Pathetic.org 9/11 poetry contest, the Pennsylvania State Poetry Society’s Charles Ferguson Prize, and an Arroyo Arts Collective’s Poetry In The Windows Prize. Kingfisher’s poetry has been recently published in the anthologies Undetectable, Phantom Seed, Vox Journal, Behold The Pirate Pig, Hudson View Poetry Digest, Mudpuppy, Looking Out Of Pasadena, Prism Review, Looking Out Of Alhambra, Free-Wheeling, Prism Quarterly, Open Windows, Poetry And Cookies, Dirt, Cosmic Brownies, Three Chord Poems, Midnight Mind, So Luminous The Wildflowers, and One Drop To Be The Color Black; and is viewable on the internet at Hot Metal Press, Prism Review Poetry Sleepover, Poets Lane, Poets Express, The League Of Laboring Poets, The Stone Table Review, Six Little Things, Turbula, The Barricade, Tattoo Highway, Poetry Midwest, River Walk, New Verse News, Poets Against The War, Hiss Quarterly, Poetic Diversity, Edifice Wrecked, Call To Arts, Lunarosity, Writer’s Hood, Poetic Voices, MindFire Renewed, Poetry Super Highway, Wilmington Blues, Bonfire, Wired Art From Wired Hearts, and Poetz websites. His first book of poetry “Enter”, reviewed as “pithy, trenchant, raw with life”, published by iUniverse Press, is available on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com, etc. And now you can buy his second book, “Campbell’s Classics” (1981-2006), on http://dkc1031.blogspot.com. You’ll even find him interviewed at Litrave.com and Poetix.net. He’s featured as well on a CD titled Poems From Perkins Alley, along with four videos on YouTube (one through Poetry.LA). Want a poet in your classroom, library, bookstore, coffeehouse, or event? Please email: poetrypeople@charter.net

Lunchtime Faculty Poetry Reading @ Roosevelt High 5/5/09

First we chowed down on the Cinco de Mayo deliciousness.
(Poet Don Newton to my left and poet Ron Baca behind us.)

Then we took turns reading.

My turn to read.

I performed "Top Of The News", a love poem from CAMPBELL'S CLASSICS:

Scientists have cracked
the DNA code of rice,
but I'm still figuring how
you found me attractive

Discovery's astronauts
braved the unknown,
I simply wish to add onto
our many years of memories

Gunmen kidnapped a
senior Iraqi official,
you captured me
a long time ago for good

Fire crews worried
about Western Montana,
I don't have to worry about
the sparks we always make

Israeli troops prepare
for Gaza pullout,
you better believe I hope to
never live in a Laura-free zone

Best-selling author
Judith Rossner has died,
yet you may rest assured
you are my immortal muse

Bear opens garage door,
enters Alaska home; reminds me
of the joy I get when I walk
into our apartment every day