Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Guest Poet!

I'll be the faraway poet on Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour radio show broadcasting in the Sacramento area on station KDVS 90.3FM tomorrow at 5pm to promote my book Amongst The Detritus and new Amazon.com downloadable CD Eternal Epitaph. Tune-in if you can pick it up. Website > http://www.poetrytechnology.com/

Judge again!!


Tonight I will be one of the judges at this event. It's Alhambra High vs Pasadena Polytechnic. I'll report back on which team won tomorrow!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Judge!


http://apps.facebook.com/kpccfreeway/en/stories/short-attention-span-poetry-contest-two-lines-no-waiting--2.html

I enjoyed judging the poems in the Short Attention Span Poetry Contest on The Freeway at Facebook. They had a range of subject matter broader than most newspapers. Which made it difficult to judge what two-liner was best. I relied on my poetic aesthetics to make the determinations. What resulted is a top ten. Here they are:

# 1 - Mira Hall

Sticky summer dreams of snow--
of ice and frosty window-glow

This poem is the winner in my book, because it is the strongest one when it comes to stirring pure sensations. And it intellectually rewards rereading by offering both euphonic alliteration and Frostian rhyme.

# 2 - Rick D'Amico

Smile, though summer's sunset sands are chill,
crisp September evening tastes of Autumn's thrill.

This poem has nearly the same qualities as the winner, with less musical economy (wordier). A close second.

# 3 - Jim Babwe

I don't feel much safer leaving the ground
after I'm searched by thousands standing around.

This poem offers intriguing social commentary through dark sensory humor.

# 4 - Kristen Proffitt

Bed in a stuff-sack, home on my back
How I wish that my life were as simple as that.

This poem has both sensable metaphorical imagery and moving philosophical charm.

# 5 - Ragini Gill

When you look my way I must come near;
For your eyes tell a story I can't wait to hear.

This poem romantically employs synesthesia (mixing of the senses). It also just feels classic.

# 6 - Cassy Muronaka

Arnold took office and the state budget took a bath
Do you think that Gray Davis is having a good laugh?

This poem delivers sharp political commentary using personification and echo sense.

# 7 - Michael Holland

Drama, discovery, outrage and mystery
are what you find when you research your local history

This poem surprises the reader with layered newsiness and a clever rhyme working like frosting on the top.

# 8 - Anne Louise Bannon

Inventor Milo Farnsworth made TV possible--
if only he'd make Hellcats plausible.

This poem should win the humor award. Flat out intelligent and funny.

# 9 - Carrie Mitchell

It is an emergency, my hand is charred
By the time I write out the fifteenth card.

The slightest flaw in this strong poem is that the circumstance needs to be explained. It could have been delineated in the poem by stating fifteenth emergency card (but then you'd have two emergencies).

# 10 - Mike Burnside

Looking for evidence that the economy is growing,
As I watch my unemployment benefits slowing.

Economical (in every meaning of the word). Seemingly inherent alliteration and rhyme.

OK, hope you enjoyed my commentary. I'm currently running a Halloween Poetry Contest. You can check it out by going to http://1031poetry.blogspot.com

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Feature!


The Whittier Poetry Group
presents

DON KINGFISHER CAMPBELL
featuring for
Open Mic Poetry Night

hosted by Gary Imperial
at Borders Books + Music
in La Habra

Friday, September 24, 2010
from 7:30 - 9:30pm

1310 S. Beach Blvd
La Habra, California 90631

FMI:
(562) 691-8969

or email:
freelancepoet82@yahoo.com

WANT A POET IN YOUR CLASSROOM?
Email: poetrypeople@charter.net

Friday, September 17, 2010

Small World Sound!


Paste this link into your browser to see the 9/16/2010 Sierra Madre Weekly newspaper article about Barry Schwam's recording of poets...like me! > http://sierramadreweekly.com/arts/small-world-sound-making-poets%e2%80%99-dreams-come-true/

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Feature!

Sunday, September 12th · 6:30pm - 9:30pm

W O R D S P A C E
3191 Casitas Ave, #156, Los Angeles, CA 90026
(free parking at Casitas & Minneapolis)

Our monthly, 2nd Sunday OPEN WORDSPACE, hosted by Beth Cheng.

Bring your fall matters (I'm thinking that could mean a few things) and read your new material - fiction, poetry, CNF, music, and more. Last months episode rocked with amazing features, 10 opens and about 35 people in the wordspace.

THREE FEATURES - we know Bill Ratner will be there, and Pam Ward and Don Kingfisher Campbell!

6:30 Sign up
7:00 Start
Donate $3-5 dollars and keep the space alive and well!

BILL RATNER is one of America’s most popular voice-over performers, narrating movie trailers and science programs, the voice of Flint on G.I. Joe and Family Guy, a four-time Story Slam winner at The Moth in Los Angeles, and a founding actor of the Minnesota Ensemble Theater.

PAM WARD, Los Angeles native, first novel "Want Some, Get Some," Kensington, chronicles L.A. after the ’92 riots. Her second novel, "Bad Girls Burn Slow,” lifts the lid off the funeral business. A UCLA graduate and “California Arts Council Fellow,” Pam merged writing and graphics and produced “My Life, LA: The Los Angeles Legacy Project” documenting the impact of Angelinos through poster/stories. She also published, The Supergirls Handbook, the first anthology featuring Los Angeles Black female poets. Pam recently completed her third novel, “Stoves Don’t Cry.” www.pamwardwriter.com

DON KINGFISHER CAMPBELL, host of Saturday Afternoon Poetry in Pasadena, editor of the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, recently published in Phantom Seed and Mentoring Poems, new chapbook: Memories Of Distance, two books: Amongst The Detritus and Campbell's Classics, and you can download his poetry album Eternal Epitaph at amazon.com. Want a poet in your classroom? Email: poetrypeople@charter.net

Friday, August 27, 2010

New Chapbook!



MEMORIES OF DISTANCE by DON KINGFISHER CAMPBELL

22 poems composed between February - August 2010 on 24 pages

$7 ($5 plus $2 postage)

See sample poem and order by going to http://purepoetrypress.blogspot.com

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Review and Video!

Gena Haskett offers her POV on my poetry, with an assist from Alex Frankel on http://outonthestoop.blogspot.com/2010/07/poetry-in-plain-sight-don-kingfisher.html

She has also posted a video of me in action, reading my poem "Queen Mary":

Review!


Hey Bloggers,

G. Murray Thomas has done a deep, insightful, meaningful review of my new book Amongst The Detritus. It's no holds barred, the bad and the good...and I learned a lot from it. I think you will too. Here's the link:

http://poetix.net/reviews.htm

Hope to see you soon (we can always trade books),
DKC

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Dates added to my August Tour!

1
Monday, August 2nd, 8 to 11pm - DON KINGFISHER CAMPBELL features with CALOKIE, ED HOUSTON and MARY TORRGEGROSSA as part of the open mic for DA JOYNT poetry reading series @ The Attic Theater on 5429 W. Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles, J. Evert Jones (AKA James Maverick) hosts, also offering kick-ass blues from Tokyo Mississippi! Beer/Wine and a $5 cover

2
Saturday, August 7th, 4 to 4:30pm - CALOKIE, DON KINGFISHER CAMPBELL, MARVIN DORSEY, RADOMIR VOJTECH LUZA, MARY TORREGROSSA and friends THEA IBERALL, PETE JUSTUS & ANGEL URIEL PERALES perform on the Center Stage @ Frazier Park Fiesta Days Celebration on Frazier Park Mountain Road in Frazier Park (3.7 miles west of Interstate 5) http://www.frazierfiestadays.com/


3
Sunday, August 8th, 5 to 7pm - MICHELLE ANGELINI, CALOKIE, DON KINGFISHER CAMPBELL, MARVIN LOUIS DORSEY and RADOMIR VOJTECH LUZA perform @ Anita Holzberg's backyard in Sunnyvale

4
Monday, August 9th, 7 to 9pm - MICHELLE ANGELINI, CALOKIE, DON KINGFISHER CAMPBELL, MARVIN LOUIS DORSEY and RADOMIR VOJTECH LUZA perform inside Ellaraine Lockie's living room in Sunnyvale

5
Tuesday, August 10th, 7:30 to 9:30pm - DON KINGFISHER CAMPBELL features with MICHELLE ANGELINI, CALOKIE, BRANDON CESMAT, MARVIN LOUIS DORSEY, SCOTT KAESTNER, RADOMIR VOJTECH LUZA and MARY TORREGROSSA performing @ open mic inside the Artists Union Gallery, 330 South California Street in Ventura, Roe Estep hosts, (805/320-3524)

6
Sunday, August 15th, 7 to 10pm - Corners of the Mouth! poetry reading featuring DON KINGFISHER CAMPBELL, Marguerite Costigan, and Michael McLaughlin with CALOKIE and MARY TORREGROSSA @ open mic inside Linnaea’s Café, 1110 Garden Street, San Luis Obispo, Kevin Patrick Sullivan hosts, (805) 547-1318, http://languageofthesoul.org/

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Published!


I've been published after Yeats (my poem The Artist) and Shakespeare (my poem Top Of The News) in this volume!!

http://www.amazon.com/Mentoring-Poems-Centuries-Selected-Poetry/dp/1449090095/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1279760260&sr=1-1

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Download!


Available now on amazon.com! My first downloadable album! 12 poetry tracks recorded and embellished by Barry Schwam at Small World Sound in Sierra Madre, California! Am I excited about this? Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's the link (copy and paste in your browser window) > http://www.amazon.com/Eternal-Epitaph-Explicit/dp/B003VE9AO4/ref=dm_ap_alb1?ie=UTF8&qid=1278874859&sr=1-1-catcorr

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Video!

Radomir Luza (thank you) shakily captured my performance of I Got The American Right at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Encino on Saturday, June 26th
video

Monday, June 28, 2010

Video!

Mikel Weisser (thank you) captured my performance of The Latest Headlines inside the backroom of the Santa Catalina Branch of the Pasadena Public Library on Saturday, June 26th
video

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Video!

Radomir Luza (thank you) captured my performance of Eternal Epitaph at the Thoreau Bookstore in Claremont on Friday, June 25th
video

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Taking my libros out on the road...gigging with my friends!

Starting my Summer 2010 California Tour real soon. Here are the bookings:


1
Friday, June 25th, 7 to 9pm - DON KINGFISHER CAMPBELL features with CALOKIE and RADOMIR VOJTECH LUZA as part of open reading @ the Thoreau Bookshop inside the Packing House on 586 W. 1st St in Claremont, Helen Graziano hosts


2
Saturday, June 26th, 7 to 10pm - CALOKIE features with DON KINGFISHER CAMPBELL and RADOMIR VOJTECH LUZA as part of open mic @ Barnes & Noble on 16461 Ventura Blvd in Encino, Ron Dvorkin hosts

3
Sunday, July 11th, 5 to 7pm - DON KINGFISHER CAMPBELL features with Nita Donovan and Brenda Petrakos plus CALOKIE and SCOTT KAESTNER as part of open mic @ Cafe Alibi on 84 S. Fair Oaks Ave. in Pasadena, Alex M. Frankel hosts,
http://www.secondsundaypoetry.com/upcoming-poets.html

4
Monday, August 2nd, 8 to 11pm - DON KINGFISHER CAMPBELL features with CALOKIE, ED HOUSTON and MARY TORREGROSSA as part of the open mic for DA JOYNT poetry reading series @ The Attic Theater on 5429 W. Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles, J. Evert Jones (AKA James Maverick) hosts, also offering kick-ass blues from Tokyo Mississippi! Beer/Wine and a $5 cover

5
Saturday, August 7th, 4 to 4:30pm - EMERGING URBAN POETS (CALOKIE, DON KINGFISHER CAMPBELL, MARVIN DORSEY, RADOMIR VOJTECH LUZA, and MARY TORREGROSSA plus friends THEA IBERALL, PETE JUSTUS & ANGEL URIEL PERALES) perform on the Center Stage @ Frazier Park Fiesta Days Celebration on Frazier Park Mountain Road in Frazier Park (3.7 miles west of Interstate 5) http://www.frazierfiestadays.com/

6
Sunday, August 8th, 5 to 7pm - MICHELLE ANGELINI, CALOKIE, DON KINGFISHER CAMPBELL, MARVIN LOUIS DORSEY and RADOMIR VOJTECH LUZA perform @ Anita Holzberg's backyard in Sunnyvale

7
Monday, August 9th, 7 to 9pm - MICHELLE ANGELINI, CALOKIE, DON KINGFISHER CAMPBELL, MARVIN LOUIS DORSEY and RADOMIR VOJTECH LUZA perform inside Ellaraine Lockie's living room in Sunnyvale

8
Tuesday, August 10th, 7:30 to 9:30pm - DON KINGFISHER CAMPBELL features with MICHELLE ANGELINI, CALOKIE, MARVIN LOUIS DORSEY, SCOTT KAESTNER, RADOMIR VOJTECH LUZA and MARY TORREGROSSA performing @ open mic inside the Artists Union Gallery, 330 South California Street in Ventura, Roe Estep hosts, (805/320-3524)

9
Sunday, August 15th, 7 to 10pm - Corners of the Mouth! poetry reading featuring DON KINGFISHER CAMPBELL, Marguerite Costigan, and Michael McLaughlin with CALOKIE and MARVIN LOUIS DORSEY @ open mic inside Linnaea’s Café, 1110 Garden Street, San Luis Obispo, Kevin Patrick Sullivan hosts, (805) 547-1318, http://languageofthesoul.org/

Monday, May 3, 2010

My third book is published!


You can get your copy of "Amongst The Detritus" featuring 144 of my best poems written between April 2007 and March 2010 by going to http://paypal.com and sending $20 (includes $5 postage) to kingfisher1031@charter.net, or just stop on by Saturday Afternoon Poetry between 3 and 5pm inside the backroom of the Santa Catalina Branch of the Pasadena Public Library on 999 E. Washington Blvd. and buy one for only $15.


SPECIAL OFFER: Purchase both "Amongst The Detritus" and "Campbell's Classics" (featuring 132 of my best poems composed in the 25 year span of 1981-2006) for a mere $30 via PayPal, or $20 from me in person.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Kingfisher @ Poetry & Cookies!


Read two of my four poems published in this year's 8th edition of Poetry & Cookies at the Altadena Library on Saturday afternoon. The largest crowd yet.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Chapbook!



Before The Deluge
Cathy
Decade-Dents
15 Items Or Less
Hormone Bomb
I Hear Los Angeles Singing
La, La, La, La
Mate
Noise
Oh Yeah, There's A God
Poem Generator
Punctuation Nightfall
Recipe For Malt-O Meal
Rotating Chair
Shasta
Skittles World
Some Thing Like
Spirit Flies
Thanks Giving
You Are The Beach

PLUS BONUS INSERT POEMS
The Foofiness
Zeitgeist

Get your copy by going to http://paypal.com
Select Send Money to kingfisher1031@charter.net
Then wait by the ol' mailbox for fast first-class delivery...

...or go to the conference room of the Altadena Library on 600 E. Mariposa Ave. this Saturday afternoon at 2pm and enjoy a free poetry writing workshop too!

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 26 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 Interrobang?!, Sage Trail, 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 ten videos on YouTube (one through Poetry.LA). Want a poet in your classroom, library, bookstore, coffeehouse, or event? Please email: poetrypeople@charter.net

$5 Pure Poetry

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

Video!

Eric Lawson has done it again...videotaped another of my performances for Saturday Afternoon Poetry...can't thank him enough. Go here to enjoy the two poems The Latest Headlines (recently published in Interrobang?!) and Life Is A Hologram (published in Phantom Seed #3) > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJB55ga6gQo