Sunday, December 25, 2011


The first two poems I performed as featured poet at Home Room on 12/11/2011:

Saturday Sears

On The Way To Grand Junction

Three of my classic poems which I performed at Antioch University on 12/17/2011 (they were new to them):

The Ultimate Lovelorn Poem

Vomiting For God

The Latest Headlines

New poem I performed at the publication party for SGVPQ 52 on 12/17/2011:

The Antique Traveller

Thursday, November 3, 2011


I'll be performing tonight along with many of the Emerging Urban Poets (Michael J. Cluff, Mina V. Kirby, Deborah P Kolodji, Radomir Vojtech Luza, and Mary Torregrossa) at 6pm inside the South El Monte Public Library on 1430 North Central Avenue. Call (626) 443-4158 for more information.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Emerging Urban Poet!

Here's a video of the poem I performed at the Emerging Urban Poets 2011 Anthology Reading inside Maui Wowi:

Freedom To Drive

a ton of steel and glass and plastic and rubber
on asphalt and concrete and metal road to reach
a windowed and tabled restaurant to gorge on
cow and pig and chicken and fish to fill belly and
get in car again to arrive at mall steel and glass
and rubber and stucco buildings of opportunity
to try on and plastic card or paper bill purchase
yards of cotton and polyester and rayon and
spandex then plant jeans on leather and vinyl
once more to park wheels and chrome near a
convenience store of plastic and chrome counters
to buy a bunch of plastic and paper packages bags
and bottles easily tossed in either receptacle or
ground and subsequently re-enter a stucco and
rubber and glass and steel building wherein clothes
and food and electronics are stored in wood and on
carpet made to outlast flesh and bone occupants

Amsterdam Cafe!

Here's a video of one of the poems I performed there:

Because I'm A Performer In The Theater Of Life

switch on the microphone
so I can tell you
how I feel about today

you're all seated in rows
this reminds me
I am coupled

watch the clock tick away
I don't sense it
because my mind is busy

step down the stairs
hear the creaking
oh yeah
time is passing

so slide out the screen
let me see
the film of our life together

open the door
allow the sun and wind in
to help me remember
how it feels to be in love

turn up the lights
so all can sight
whom I love so dearly

listen to the speakers
thunder the depth
of my feeling

spot those plugged outlets
prods on how well
we fit together

cover the exit sign
because I don't wish to find
out when our love ends

pull the fire alarm
I want everyone to know
I'm in love with you

thank you audience
your energy makes me
take it all in
a hundred times more

Thursday, October 13, 2011


TONIGHT, Feral Fusion at the Amsterdam Cafe presents
Location - 10905 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601
Sign Up - 8:00 pm
Start - 8:30 pm
Solo poetry/spoken word - 5 minutes or 3 poems
Fusion artists - 10 minutes
Hosted by Angel Uriel Perales and Cindy Weinstein (aka Feral Artist)

Friday, October 7, 2011


NEXT WEDNESDAY'S (October 12th) SPECIAL 8:30pm on Poet's Cafe hosted by Lois P. Jones...that's 90.7 FM (

Sunday, October 2, 2011


My poem YouTube Recommended has been published in Toucan >

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


I will be featured in the 100 Thousand Poets For Change - World Poetry Festival reading on Saturday, September 24th between 5 and 6pm at Beyond Baroque's SPARC Stage on 681 Venice Blvd. in Venice. For the complete line-up of poets go to >

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Don Kingfisher Campbell and friends will be featured on between 7 and 10pm. The program: The 9th Level. The host: James Maverick. The friends: CaLokie, Marvin Dorsey, Eli Goitein, and Mary Torregrossa.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Two new chapbooks!!

It's a doubly poetic feature!! Attack Of The Five Foot Woman features 20 new poems about love and lust. Head Lines continues my anthropological excursions through society in 17 new poems. Chapbooks are $5 each (plus $2 for shipping) or both for $10 (postage paid). To order either or the pair, please go to and Send Money to, then wait by the ol' mailbox for fast First Class snail mail delivery!

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Just a reminder I'll be performing YouTube Recommended (and other poems) at 2pm inside the Flintridge Bookstore on 1010 Foothill Blvd. in LaCanada today. I will be joined by the members of The Inner Five (CaLokie, Marvin Dorsey, Eli Goitein and Mary Torregrossa) and we'll be giving away a small chapbook compilation of our work. There will also be an open reading, so you can read too. BTW: thank you Gena Haskett for recording this video! Check out her blog by clicking on Out On The Stoop in the list of websites in the right column of this page.

Monday, August 15, 2011


I just got three poems (In The Sea Of Dolphins I Am A Manta Ray, Eve Eve, and Poem) published yesterday on the Epiphany Magazine website >

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


I'm going to be featured in the Moonday East poetry reading series on Sunday, August 21st at the Flintridge Bookstore. Here's a link to the website where you can read three of the poems I'll be performing >

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Publication 2!

My basketball poem "From Break To Dunk" (about Blake Griffin in the 2011 NBA Rookie/Soph Game) has also been published on The Write Room website >

Monday, June 6, 2011


My poem "Demanifest" has been published on The Write Room website >


Here's a video of me performing my sestina "Green Bell Apples vs Dreadful Toenail Assholes" last night as a featured performer for the Sparring With Beatnik Ghosts event at the Grand Star Jazz Club in Chinatown.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Judge and Performer!

I was asked to be one of the judges for the first ever Pasadena High School Poetry Slam in their Little Theater on Friday evening, May 27th. As a bonus, I got to perform a poem I wrote on the spot called Because I'm A Student In The Theater Of Life (First Draft, of course) inspired by these surroundings.

Saturday, April 30, 2011


Just had three poems published (He's An Animal!, The Chinese Way, and Santa Barbara) on the L.A. Poetry Examiner page at >

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Guest Poet!

On Wednesday I made my 12th annual visit to Clark Magnet High School as a Guest Poet in Mrs. Guarino's Creative Writing classroom. We all had fun having the students ask me questions. I then read some of my poetry from a specially made chapbook I gave to them. Finally we composed new poetry. I always seem to get inspired by their energy (and in this case by the cover of my chapbook, photo below), so here's the poem I wrote:


On a street corner
in a suburban city

Hangs a metal box
attached to a light pole

No bigger than a book
bolted onto cement composite

And on the front of this
rectangle is a face

Two bulbous eyes,
left red, right blue

A small shiny push
button worn nose

And a tiny round flat screw
mouth that mouths, oh!

Like it's shocked that
it's spent decades here

With an affixed white
"hair" plate that points

The way to walk across on
which while someone was waiting

Took the time to etch
HARSH inside the black arrow

For now labeling the life
of an anthropomorphic creation

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Eventful past three days!!!

On Wednesday, April 13th, I received my prize for winning the 2011 Whittier Poetry Contest (and also performed the poem) at Half Off Books Records Films.

On Thursday, April 14th, I was a judge for the Teen Poetry Slam at Pasadena Polytechnic High School.

And on Friday, April 15th, I was a judge for the Teen Poetry Slam at the Arcadia Public Library.

Monday, March 28, 2011


Was interviewed yesterday by Lois P. Jones for a future broadcast of Poets Cafe on KPFK 90.7FM radio. (I'll keep you posted as to exactly when the show will be aired.) I read 7 poems chosen by Lois from my books Amongst The Detritus and Campbell's Classics: Just An Apple, Anti-Ojos, Biology, Clip Clip Clip, A Moment Of Beginnings, Soundtrack, and Sol.

Saturday, March 19, 2011


I've just been informed that my poem "In The Sea Of Dolphins, I Am A Manta Ray" is the winning poem in the Whittier Poetry Contest. Woo hoo!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


My poem "How Did Heaven Begin" has been published in the first issue of the Brooklyn-based literary magazine By The Overpass along with an interview of Anne Waldman. Check it out by copying and pasting this >


This photo, and my poem "Knowing", have been published on the Amaranthine Muses website. Check them out, then send your stuff in >

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Now Available!

My 2nd downloadable enhanced poetry album, just copy and paste this web address to sample tracks >

Friday, March 4, 2011

Now Available!

I'm featured on The Inner Four downloadable enhanced poetry album with 24 tracks, featuring 6 by CaLokie, 6 by moi, 6 by Marvin Dorsey, and 6 by Mary Torregrossa. Chapbook of poems available by request >

Saturday, February 19, 2011


I will be performing as part of The Inner Three (CaLokie, me, and Marvin Dorsey) poems from our eponymous first downloadable album and accompanying book as featured poets at the Stella Adler Theatre (2nd floor) on 6773 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, Monday night, February 21st at 8pm. There is also an Open Reading. Hosted by Mike The Poet.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


My classic poem "Joe Sphincter" now published on the Zouch Magazine & Miscellany website. Copy and paste this address to check it out >

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


I will be performing with the rest of The Inner Four (CaLokie, Marvin Dorsey, and Mary Torregrossa) to debut poems from our first downloadable album and accompanying book as the featured poets at The Rapp Saloon on 1436 2nd Street in Santa Monica this Friday, February 4th, at 8:30pm. There is also an Open Reading. Hosted by Joe Camhi.

Friday, January 14, 2011


41 features (you guessed it) 41 poems
composed between February and December 2010
Order your copy by going to
click on Send Money and direct payment of $7.50
(includes postage) to
then just wait by the ol' mailbox for fast first class delivery!


Last night I was one of three judges at the Alhambra High School POL competition.

Internet Radio!

Here's a link to the Dr. Andy's Poetry & Technology Hour radio program I guested on in December >

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Radio! Video!

Performing Shower last night for James Maverick's Da Joynt on

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


In Memory Of Don Kingfisher Campbell
features 19 poems composed between September and December 2010
Order your copy by going to
click on Send Money and direct payment of $5
(includes postage) to
then just wait by the ol' mailbox for fast first class delivery!

Monday, January 3, 2011


My poem Saturday Sears has been published on The Literary Burlesque website. Check it out by going to >