Tuesday, December 29, 2015


I'm the featured poet once again, here... >

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Publication and Feature!

Artwork at the New Americans Museum in San Diego by Shinpei Takeda inspired by the arrival poetry of 113 poets, mine included. Last night was the exhibit opening featuring a poetry reading by a dozen of the poets in attendance, myself included. Cool!

Saturday, November 28, 2015


Last night I featured at Tia Chuchas in Sylmar again, this time as one of The Inner Four. I performed five spoken word classics (I Got The American Right, Interchangeable, Before We Died, Homo Superior, and Mr. Hide) from my compilation Spoke In Word, and three one-day-old poems (A pair of lips for the apocalypse, Transient, and Essentials).

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Featured publication!

I'm one of the featured poets with two poems (Ozzy Man Dias and 1 A.M.) published today... >

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Published again by the beautiful Cadence Collective website... >


The winner of the 2015 Witching Hour Competition is...me!

Friday, November 20, 2015


Last night I picked up my contributor's copy and read my published poem (Blue Bonnets) at the Stay Gallery in Downey.

Saturday, November 7, 2015


A classic poem finally published... > https://silverbirchpress.wordpress.com/2015/11/06/blue-bayou-poem-by-don-kingfisher-campbell-when-i-hear-that-song-series/

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Feature and Publication!!

I featured along with my Inner Four compatriots (CaLokie, Marvin Dorsey, and Mary Torregrossa) inside Vicious Dogs tonight as part of LIT CRAWL L.A.  I performed four of my poems: Dream Horses, Ars Poetica, Before We Died, and Jelly.

Here's the cover of the Inner Four sampler we gave away at the event. Illustrations by Mark Stilwell.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Feature and Publication!

I was one of the featured poets yesterday afternoon for the Rrose In A Prose reading series at Stories Books in Echo Park. I read three poems from my new compilation Spoke In Word: Mr. Hide, Eternal Epitaph, and Just Words.

Yes, by special request, I have constructed an anthology of my 20 best spoken word poems from both sides of the century mark. Now available for a mere $5!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Just got word that one of my poems (Ventura Highway) is going to be published in the Tia Chucha Press anthology “Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts in Los Angeles.” Woo hoo!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Publisher and Host!!

Last night I hosted the publication reading in the Donald Wright Auditorium inside the Pasadena Central Library for the anthology of Southern California Poets I published called Spectrum. We had 50 readers from the book perform their poetry!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Publication and Feature!!

Picked up a copy of this gorgeous new anthology tonight at the publication reading inside Half Off Books in Whittier. I've got three classic poems in it (Kitty Hawk California, Fourth Lesson, and The Artist) about my daughter, and had the chance to read all of them as a featured poet.


Performed my classic poems The Great Divide Comes Together and A Life Without Latinos from the anthology No Se Habla Espanol as part of the 100,000 Poets For Change reading at Tia Chuchas in Sylmar last night.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Publication and reading!!

My classic poem "Memory" was published in the third and final Heartbreak anthology by Karineh Mahdessian. You can also view a video of me performing it live at the publishing party for the book last night inside the Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park by going to https://www.facebook.com/jenny.zhang.9828456/videos/1662756973935961/

Saturday, September 19, 2015


My classic poem published today on... > https://silverbirchpress.wordpress.com/2015/09/18/french-toast-poem-by-don-kingfisher-campbell-my-sweet-word-series/

Monday, September 14, 2015


Last night I was a featured poet at a celebration of Cat Stevens held at the Ruskin Theatre in Santa Monica. I performed my poems "Techman" (each stanza working as a music trivia question, each audience member answering correctly received a copy of my latest chapbook) and "Novim's Nightmare Whistlestar" (using 36 Cat Stevens song titles to create a poem). They loved both!

Sunday, September 13, 2015


NOW AVAILABLE! My latest.... Pick up your copy at the Ruskin Theater tonight in Santa Monica where I am one of the features for the Cat Stevens tribute: The Answer Lies Within, or visit Saturday Afternoon Poetry in Pasadena any...

Monday, August 31, 2015


Last night, I was featured, along with Seven Dhar (below left) and Mary Torregrossa (with the tiara) in the competition for King and Queen Poet Laureate of Poetrypalooza...

...none of us won, but we had a great time!

Sunday, August 30, 2015


My classic poem "Dream Rooms" is finally published here... >

Monday, August 24, 2015

Publication and Reading!!

Great book of poems I picked up yesterday afternoon at the publication reading in Long Beach. I'm on page four. Go here if you want to buy one or submit... >http://cadencecollective.net/

Saturday, August 15, 2015


Featured tonight at the Celebrity Centre in Hollywood. I read my new poems Hard Drive Soft Wear, Reverse, and Semi-automatic Suicide, plus The Great Divide Comes Together from No Se Habla Espanol.

Friday, August 14, 2015


My classic poem "My Poems For Sale" published today on... > http://www.flutterpoetryjournal.blogspot.com/

Monday, August 10, 2015


Read here yesterday afternoon my classic poems The Great Divide Comes Together and A Life Without Latinos from that wonderful new book!

Saturday, August 8, 2015


I've got four poems published today in the maiden issue of... >

Monday, August 3, 2015


Woo hoo! It's up... the triptych poem I wrote about our 2012 trip to Crater Lake, Oregon... >
Photos by Emily!

Sunday, August 2, 2015


I'm the new Poetry Editor!


I'm interviewed and read my poems published in No Se Habla Espanol... >

Saturday, August 1, 2015


Featured last night as part of The Inner Four for the opening night of Poetrypalooza 2015 in the patio of Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea House in El Sereno. Read three new poems: The Best, She is a Poem, and "25 Months".

Monday, July 27, 2015


NOW AVAILABLE! The book that features my epic poems of the past: "The Great Divide Comes Together" and "A Life Without Latinos". Go to http://www.blurb.com/b/6346543-no-se-habla-espanol to order your softcover copy or PDF.

Sunday, July 19, 2015


Featured today for the fifth Altadena Poetry Review reading at the Coffee Gallery Backstage. I read my poems From The Summer of My Life (from the APR), Powerlines Above Butterflies, Theater, Two Beagles, You make me feel, and Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea Love.

Friday, July 17, 2015


Featured last night at the Stay Gallery as part of The Inner Four and More! (CaLokie, Marvin Dorsey, Mary Torregrossa, Jackie Chou, Seven Dhar, G.T. Foster, and Luis Villalobos.) I read my poems From a Distance, Road Bed, and Rectangular Man.

Monday, July 6, 2015


A poem I composed yesterday about a shooting, up today on... > http://www.lamentforthedead.org/poems/2015/7/5/unknown-man-lancaster-ca

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


On Sunday evening I was featured with three poet friends (RD Armstrong, Thelma Reyna, and Nancy Shiffrin) at this cozy bookstore in Pasadena. I read poems from my latest chapbook Powerline Butterflies (She, Five Matilija Poppies, At The Cemetery Garden, Satsumas, Allusive Sights, and Powerlines Above Butterflies).

Thursday, June 25, 2015


Woo hoo! Published today... > https://silverbirchpress.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/google-don-name-images-by-don-kingfisher-campbell-all-about-my-name-poetry-series/

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Got my poem "Reliving" published today here... > http://enclave.entropymag.org/

Sunday, June 21, 2015


Featured today for the Moonday poetry reading series at the Flintridge Bookstore.  Here's a link to their website, which also features two of my poems... > http://www.moondaypoetry.com/

Friday, June 19, 2015


NOW AVAILABLE! Pick up your copy Saturday afternoon at the Santa Catalina Branch Library, or Sunday afternoon at the Flintridge Bookstore.

Sunday, May 24, 2015


I was featured yesterday afternoon at the Rancho Park Branch Library in Palms along with RD Armstrong and Nancy Shiffrin. I performed my classic poems Mythology and Relation Ship, then five poems from my latest chapbook, Inside My Jambo Head (Always Been A Surfer, She, 25 Extremely Beautiful Minerals, Choose, and Clouds of Feelings),

Saturday, May 9, 2015


I was featured last Sunday between 2:30 and 3pm along with my three of my co-horts (Marvin Dorsey, Carl Stilwell, and Mary Torregrossa). We call our little grouping The Inner Four. I performed four poems from my new chapbook, Inside My Jambo Head: Love, Where the Road Ends, Blue Bonnets, and Showing A DVD on the Galapagos to a Ninth Grade Class.

Sunday, May 3, 2015


Made my 16th annual trek to Clark Magnet High School in Glendale on Friday morning to share the joy of making and performing poetry with Mrs. Guarino's Creative Writing class. I put together a six poem sampler (pictured above) featuring my poems Maya's Face, Final Exam Senryu, Lunch Murder, Space For Poetry, Choose, and Google Don Name Images. They had fun learning the ideas behind the creation of each poem and proceeded to emulate the method of their choice. Great results. Wonderful buncha kids!