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Monday, September 26, 2022

Feeling Lucky?


An opportunity for poets to win money simply by creating poesy. Four Feathers Press announces another call for poems for a new anthology: THE POETRY LOTTERY 7. Submit a poem of 300 lines or less (including stanza breaks) to donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com by 11:59pm PST, October 21st. The cost of entering is $10, which will entitle you to one PDF and one physical copy of the chapbook. 100% of the money collected will go to one lucky poet, in a drawing to be held at the publication reading on Saturday, October 22nd, 3 to 5 pm in the patio behind Rosebud Coffee on 2302 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena. You do not have to be present, the reading will also be on Saturday Afternoon Poetry's Zoom. Get six months membership in the Four Feathers Press Book Club just for entering! (A $10 value.) Use Meta Pay (to Don Kingfisher Campbell), Venmo (@Don-Campbell-82), or Zelle (my email address) to enter...or, if you prefer, snail mail a check to: Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 91803-1909.

BTW: The winner of The Poetry Lottery #6 was now two-time winner Dan Garcia-Black! Here is his poem...


Future of Foodies


Almost everyone is edible.

You won't starve 

If you remember this 

In Dystopian America. 

People taste like pork. 

Forget bread and 

Learn to make tortillas. 

And salsa 

You'll thank me later.


Saturday, September 24, 2022

Published!


Order your PDF copy of Memories of Southern California: Poetic Recollections for just $5 in time for today's publication reading at 3pm on Saturday Afternoon Poetry's Zoom channel. Here is the invite link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/75993673202?pwd=ZlBHVFE5WW56WXduM2Q2dG1Ha3M3dz09

You can also, if you wish, order perfect bound printed copies of this Memories of Southern California: Poetic Recollections book for $15 (includes shipping). Payment methods are listed below at the end of the next paragraph.

Next: SPORTS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: POETRY OF DIVERSION

Submit up to three poems of no more than 150 lines each (including stanza breaks) on the subject of sports or hobbies in Southern California to donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com by 11:59pm PDT, October 21st, 2022. JPG photos may also be sent, but are not required. Poems chosen will be anthologized in PDF form and distributed for free to those poets by the publication reading on Saturday, October 22nd, 3 to 5 pm in the patio behind Rosebud Coffee on 2302 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena. Perfect bound printed copies of the book will also be available for $15 a copy (includes shipping) until November 14th, 2022. Please use Meta Pay (Don Kingfisher Campbell), Venmo (@don-campbell-82), or Zelle (my email address) to pay. Or snail mail a check to Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 91803-1909 to pay.

Enjoy!

Don the Editor

Monday, September 5, 2022

Now Available!


BOOK ONE features a chapbook from each of these four poets contained in one PDF/perfect bound book:

Don Kingfisher Campbell "Electrified Man"

Linda Crate "when nature holds my hand"

Bruce McRae "Red Veil"

Alicia Viguer-Espert "The Soul's Many Paths"

BOOK TWO

Petrouchka Alexieva "A Little Magic Town"

Jeffry Michael Jensen "Before Trembling Takes Over the Night"

Marvinlouis "Atonement Hurts"

Lori Wall-Holloway "Earth's Poetry"


BOOK ONE and BOOK TWO are now published in PDF form for poets to distribute as they please. BOOK ONE will also be published in perfect bound printed form in late September, BOOK TWO in early October. Each book has $5 PDF / $10 Print cover prices. You can buy a PDF or printed perfect bound copy directly from any of the published poets. Each poet will have at least six physical copies to sell.

To order a perfect bound copy, please send payment of $15 (includes shipping) before September 15th either by Meta Pay (to Don Kingfisher Campbell), Venmo (to Don-Campbell-82), or Zelle (to donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com). You can also snail mail a check to Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 9183-1909, if you prefer.

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Calls for Poems


MEMORIES OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: POETIC RECOLLECTIONS

Submit up to three poems of no more than 150 lines each (including stanza breaks) on the subject of memories in Southern California to donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com by 11:59pm PDT, September 23rd, 2022. JPG photos may also be sent, but are not required. Poems chosen will be anthologized in PDF form and distributed for free to those poets by the publication reading on Saturday, September 24th, 3 to 5 pm in the patio behind Rosebud Coffee on 2302 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena. Perfect bound printed copies of the book will also be available for $15 a copy (includes shipping) until October 14th, 2022. Please use Meta Pay (Don Kingfisher Campbell), Venmo (@don-campbell-82), or Zelle (my email address) to pay. Or snail mail a check to Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 91803-1909. 


SPORTS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: POETRY OF DIVERSION

Submit up to three poems of no more than 150 lines each (including stanza breaks) on the subject of sports or hobbies in Southern California to donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com by 11:59pm PDT, October 21st, 2022. JPG photos may also be sent, but are not required. Poems chosen will be anthologized in PDF form and distributed for free to those poets by the publication reading on Saturday, October 22nd, 3 to 5 pm PDT on Saturday Afternoon Poetry's Zoom channel. Perfect bound printed copies of the book will also be available for $15 a copy (includes shipping) until November 14th, 2022. Please use Meta Pay (Don Kingfisher Campbell), Venmo (@don-campbell-82), or Zelle (my email address) to pay. Or snail mail a check to Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 91803-1909. 


CHILDREN OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: POETRY OF CHILDHOOD

Submit up to three poems of no more than 150 lines each (including stanza breaks) on the subject of childhood in Southern California to donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com by 11:59pm PDT, November 25th, 2022. JPG photos may also be sent, but are not required. Poems chosen will be anthologized in PDF form and distributed for free to those poets by the publication reading on Saturday, November 26th, 3 to 5 pm PDT on Saturday Afternoon Poetry's Zoom channel. Perfect bound printed copies of the book will also be available for $15 a copy (includes shipping) until December 14th, 2022. Please use Meta Pay (Don Kingfisher Campbell), Venmo (@don-campbell-82), or Zelle (my email address) to pay. Or snail mail a check to Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 91803-1909. 


BARDS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: TOP 20 SO CAL POETS

Submit up to three poems of no more than 150 lines each (including stanza breaks) on any subject you like to donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com by 11:59pm PDT, December 23rd, 2022. JPG photos may also be sent, but are not required. Poems chosen will be anthologized in PDF form and distributed for free to those poets by the publication reading on Saturday, December 24th, 3 to 5 pm PDT on Saturday Afternoon Poetry's Zoom channel. Perfect bound printed copies of the book will also be available for $15 a copy (includes shipping) until January 14th, 2023. Please use Meta Pay (Don Kingfisher Campbell), Venmo (@don-campbell-82), or Zelle (my email address) to pay. Or snail mail a check to Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 91803-1909. 


SENSUAL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: EROTIC POETRY

Submit up to three poems of no more than 150 lines each (including stanza breaks) on the subject of eroticism in Southern California to donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com by 11:59pm PDT, January 27th, 2023. JPG photos may also be sent, but are not required. Poems chosen will be anthologized in PDF form and distributed for free to those poets by the publication reading on Saturday, January 28th, 3 to 5 pm PDT on Saturday Afternoon Poetry's Zoom channel. Perfect bound printed copies of the book will also be available for $15 a copy (includes shipping) until February 14th, 2023. Please use Meta Pay (Don Kingfisher Campbell), Venmo (@don-campbell-82), or Zelle (my email address) to pay. Or snail mail a check to Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 91803-1909. 


IDEAS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: POETRY WRITING PROMPTS

Submit up to three poems of no more than 150 lines each (including stanza breaks) on the subject of prompts for writing poetry in Southern California to donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com by 11:59pm PDT, February 24th, 2023. JPG photos may also be sent, but are not required. Poems chosen will be anthologized in PDF form and distributed for free to those poets by the publication reading on Saturday, February 25th, 3 to 5 pm PDT on Saturday Afternoon Poetry's Zoom channel. Perfect bound printed copies of the book will also be available for $15 a copy (includes shipping) until March 14th, 2023. Please use Meta Pay (Don Kingfisher Campbell), Venmo (@don-campbell-82), or Zelle (my email address) to pay. Or snail mail a check to Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 91803-1909.  


TRAVELING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: TRAVEL POETRY

Submit up to three poems of no more than 150 lines each (including stanza breaks) on the subject of travels in Southern California to donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com by 11:59pm PDT, March 24th, 2023. JPG photos may also be sent, but are not required. Reviews chosen will be anthologized in PDF form and distributed for free to the authors by the publication reading on Saturday, March 25th, 3 to 5 pm PDT on Saturday Afternoon Poetry's Zoom channel. Perfect bound printed copies of the book will also be available for $15 a copy (includes shipping) until April 14th, 2023. Please use Meta Pay (Don Kingfisher Campbell), Venmo (@don-campbell-82), or Zelle (my email address) to pay. Or snail mail a check to Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 91803-1909. 


IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:  POETRY OF WEATHER

Submit up to three poems of no more than 150 lines each (including stanza breaks) on the subject of the weather in Southern California to donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com by 11:59pm PDT, April 28th, 2023. JPG photos may also be sent, but are not required. Poems chosen will be anthologized in PDF form and distributed for free to those poets by the publication reading on Saturday, April 29th, 3 to 5 pm PDT on Saturday Afternoon Poetry's Zoom channel. Perfect bound printed copies of the book will also be available for $15 a copy (includes shipping) until May 14th, 2023. Please use Meta Pay (Don Kingfisher Campbell), Venmo (@don-campbell-82), or Zelle (my email address) to pay. Or snail mail a check to Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 91803-1909.

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Last Call for Print Orders


Last call to see if there are any more orders for a print copy of Tastes of Southern California: Poetry of Music. Going to the printer next week. There are 20 poets with a total of 41 poems in this 50 page anthology. Get your copy either in PDF for $5 or in perfect bound printed form for $15 (includes shipping). Please send payment either by Meta Pay (to Don Kingfisher Campbell), Venmo (to Don-Campbell-82), or Zelle (to donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com). You can also snail mail a check to Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 9183-1909, if you prefer.

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Chapbook Compilation and Workshop!


NOW AVAILABLE: 38 poems from the years 1997 to 2022 put together for the Saturday Afternoon Poetry writing workshop led by moi this September 3rd between 3 and 4:30pm PDT on Zoom (Go to http://zoom.us, enter meeting ID 75993673202, and passcode: poetry). Printed copies can be purchased for $10 a copy (includes shipping). Please use Meta Pay (Don Kingfisher Campbell), Venmo (@don-campbell-82), or Zelle (use my email address listed below) to pay...or snail mail a check to Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 91803-1909. (Submit up to 3 poems totaling no more than 450 lines for Spectrum online edition: September Song by emailing donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com by 11:59pm, September 10th.)

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Feeling lucky?


An opportunity for poets to win money simply by creating poesy. Four Feathers Press announces another call for poems for a new anthology: THE POETRY LOTTERY 6. Submit a poem of 300 lines or less (including stanza breaks) to donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com by 11:59pm PST, September 23rd. The cost of entering is $10, which will entitle you to one PDF and one physical copy of the chapbook. 100% of the money collected will go to one lucky poet, in a drawing to be held at the publication reading on Saturday, September 24th, 3 to 5 pm in the patio behind Rosebud Coffee on 2302 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena. You do not have to be present, the reading will also be on Saturday Afternoon Poetry's Zoom. Get six months membership in the Four Feathers Press Book Club just for entering! (A $10 value.) Use Meta Pay (to Don Kingfisher Campbell), Venmo (@Don-Campbell-82), or Zelle (my email address) to enter...or, if you prefer, snail mail a check to: Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 91803-1909.

BTW: The winner of The Poetry Lottery #5 was Patrick Walters! Here is his poem...


Color Theory


when skin is orange

and heart is black

hiding in the shades

of ol’ glory

last i knews

them reds 

whites

and blues

make a muted 

kind of purple

that pleases

the eye

of many

crayon artists 

who prefer

a wide variety 

and the specialties

that are offered

never once

in a life entire

did crayola 

name a color

ASSHOLE


Friday, August 26, 2022

Publication!


These poets have been published in Tastes of Southern California: Poetry of Food and will be reading their poetry this Saturday, August 27th between 3 and 5pm PDT in Saturday Afternoon Poetry's Zoom meeting (http://zoom.us, meeting ID 75993673202, passcode: poetry):

01) Petrouchka Alexieva

02) Jackie Chou

03) Jim Babwe

04) Lawrence Berger

05) Joseph Nicks

06) Shih-Fang Wang

07) Lynne Bronstein

08) Gwendolyn Fleischer

09) Carl Stilwell AKA CaLokie

10) Robert Fleming

11) Ann Privateer

12) Tim Tipton

13) Mary Langer Thompson

14) Lori Wall-Holloway

15) Charles Harmon

16) Patrick Walters

17) Mary Mayer Shapiro

18) Jeffry Michael Jensen

19) Michelle Smith

20) Don Kingfisher Campbell

Get your copy either in PDF for $5 or in perfect bound printed form for $15 (includes shipping). Please send payment either by Meta Pay (to Don Kingfisher Campbell), Venmo (to Don-Campbell-82), or Zelle (to donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com). You can also snail mail a check to Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 9183-1909, if you prefer.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Announcing the first two 4 poets in 1 books!!

 


BOOK ONE will feature a chapbook from each of these four poets contained in one perfect bound book:

Don Kingfisher Campbell "Electrified Man"

Linda Crate "when nature holds my hand"

Bruce McRae "Red Veil"

Alicia Viguer-Espert "The Soul's Many Paths"


BOOK TWO

Petrouchka Alexieva "A Little Magic Town"

Jeffry Michael Jensen "Before Trembling Takes Over the Night"

Marvinlouis "Atonement Hurts"

Lori Wall-Holloway "Earth's Poetry"


BOOK ONE and BOOK TWO will be published in PDF form in September for the poets to distribute as they please. BOOK ONE will also be published in perfect bound printed form in late September, BOOK TWO in early October. Each book will have $5 PDF / $10 Print cover prices. You can buy a printed copy directly from any of the poets. Each poet will have at least six copies to sell.


Sunday, July 31, 2022

Last Call for Print Orders


Last call to see if there are any more orders for a print copy of Sounds of Southern California: Poetry of Music. Going to the printer next week. There are 29 poets with a total of 50 poems in this 58 page anthology. Get your copy either in PDF for $5 or in perfect bound printed form for $15 (includes shipping). Please send payment either by Meta Pay (to Don Kingfisher Campbell), Venmo (to Don-Campbell-82), or Zelle (to donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com). You can also snail mail a check to Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 9183-1909, if you prefer.


Saturday, July 23, 2022

Feeling Lucky?


An opportunity for poets to win money simply by creating poesy. Four Feathers Press announces another call for poems for a new anthology: THE POETRY LOTTERY 5. Submit a poem of 300 lines or less (including stanza breaks) to donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com by 11:59pm PST, August 26th. The cost of entering is $10, which will entitle you to one PDF and one physical copy of the chapbook. 100% of the money collected will go to one lucky poet, in a drawing to be held at the publication reading on Saturday, August 27th, 3 to 5 pm in the patio behind Rosebud Coffee on 2302 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena. You do not have to be present, the reading will also be on Saturday Afternoon Poetry's Zoom. Get six months membership in the Four Feathers Press Book Club just for entering! (A $10 value.) Use Meta Pay (to Don Kingfisher Campbell), Venmo (@Don-Campbell-82), or Zelle (my email address) to enter...or, if you prefer, snail mail a check to: Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 91803-1909.

BTW: The winner of The Poetry Lottery #4 was Don Kingfisher Campbell! Here is his poem...

News

I could go off making donuts
on the just opened 6th St bridge

I could disappear amidst a crowd
and emerge with a new strain

I could produce a gun in my car
and get shot and killed by police

I could fly a plane into the ocean
and be rescued by beachgoers

(during the 2022 California Surf Lifesaving
Association Junior Lifeguard Championship, no less)

I could pay the rent or buy
a single Springsteen ticket

I could put my money through a machine and hope
a string of numbers will come my way (maybe)

No, I think I'll do the miracles I do
every day I wake up and hug my wife

Calls for Poems


TASTES OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: POETRY OF FOOD

Submit up to three poems of no more than 150 lines each (including stanza breaks) on the subject of food or dining in Southern California to donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com by 11:59pm PDT, August 26th, 2022. JPG photos may also be sent, but are not required. Poems chosen will be anthologized in PDF form and distributed for free to those poets by the publication reading on Saturday, August 27th, 3 to 5 pm in the patio behind Rosebud Coffee on 2302 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena. Perfect bound printed copies of the book will also be available for $15 a copy (includes shipping) until September 14th, 2022. Please use Meta Pay (Don Kingfisher Campbell), Venmo (@don-campbell-82), or Zelle (my email address) to pay. Or snail mail a check to Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 91803-1909. 


MEMORIES OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: POETIC RECOLLECTIONS

Submit up to three poems of no more than 150 lines each (including stanza breaks) on the subject of memories in Southern California to donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com by 11:59pm PDT, September 23rd, 2022. JPG photos may also be sent, but are not required. Poems chosen will be anthologized in PDF form and distributed for free to those poets by the publication reading on Saturday, September 24th, 3 to 5 pm in the patio behind Rosebud Coffee on 2302 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena. Perfect bound printed copies of the book will also be available for $15 a copy (includes shipping) until October 14th, 2022. Please use Meta Pay (Don Kingfisher Campbell), Venmo (@don-campbell-82), or Zelle (my email address) to pay. Or snail mail a check to Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 91803-1909. 


SPORTS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: POETRY OF DIVERSION

Submit up to three poems of no more than 150 lines each (including stanza breaks) on the subject of sports or hobbies in Southern California to donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com by 11:59pm PDT, October 21st, 2022. JPG photos may also be sent, but are not required. Poems chosen will be anthologized in PDF form and distributed for free to those poets by the publication reading on Saturday, October 22nd, 3 to 5 pm in the patio behind Rosebud Coffee on 2302 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena. Perfect bound printed copies of the book will also be available for $15 a copy (includes shipping) until November 14th, 2022. Please use Meta Pay (Don Kingfisher Campbell), Venmo (@don-campbell-82), or Zelle (my email address) to pay. Or snail mail a check to Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 91803-1909. 


CHILDREN OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: POETRY OF CHILDHOOD

Submit up to three poems of no more than 150 lines each (including stanza breaks) on the subject of childhood in Southern California to donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com by 11:59pm PDT, November 25th, 2022. JPG photos may also be sent, but are not required. Poems chosen will be anthologized in PDF form and distributed for free to those poets by the publication reading on Saturday, November 26th, 3 to 5 pm in the patio behind Rosebud Coffee on 2302 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena. Perfect bound printed copies of the book will also be available for $15 a copy (includes shipping) until December 14th, 2022. Please use Meta Pay (Don Kingfisher Campbell), Venmo (@don-campbell-82), or Zelle (my email address) to pay. Or snail mail a check to Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 91803-1909. 


BARDS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: TOP 20 SO CAL POETS

Submit up to three poems of no more than 150 lines each (including stanza breaks) on any subject you like to donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com by 11:59pm PDT, December 23rd, 2022. JPG photos may also be sent, but are not required. Poems chosen will be anthologized in PDF form and distributed for free to those poets bythe publication reading on Saturday, December 24th, 3 to 5 pm in the patio behind Rosebud Coffee on 2302 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena. Perfect bound printed copies of the book will also be available for $15 a copy (includes shipping) until January 14th, 2023. Please use Meta Pay (Don Kingfisher Campbell), Venmo (@don-campbell-82), or Zelle (my email address) to pay. Or snail mail a check to Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 91803-1909. 


SENSUAL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: EROTIC POETRY

Submit up to three poems of no more than 150 lines each (including stanza breaks) on the subject of eroticism in Southern California to donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com by 11:59pm PDT, January 27th, 2023. JPG photos may also be sent, but are not required. Poems chosen will be anthologized in PDF form and distributed for free to those poets by the publication reading on Saturday, January 28th, 3 to 5 pm in the patio behind Rosebud Coffee on 2302 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena. Perfect bound printed copies of the book will also be available for $15 a copy (includes shipping) until February 14th, 2023. Please use Meta Pay (Don Kingfisher Campbell), Venmo (@don-campbell-82), or Zelle (my email address) to pay. Or snail mail a check to Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 91803-1909. 


IDEAS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: POETRY WRITING PROMPTS

Submit up to three poems of no more than 150 lines each (including stanza breaks) on the subject of prompts for writing poetry in Southern California to donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com by 11:59pm PDT, February 24th, 2023. JPG photos may also be sent, but are not required. Poems chosen will be anthologized in PDF form and distributed for free to those poets by the publication reading on Saturday, February 25th, 3 to 5 pm in the patio behind Rosebud Coffee on 2302 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena. Perfect bound printed copies of the book will also be available for $15 a copy (includes shipping) until March 14th, 2023. Please use Meta Pay (Don Kingfisher Campbell), Venmo (@don-campbell-82), or Zelle (my email address) to pay. Or snail mail a check to Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 91803-1909.  


TOMES OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: REVIEWS OF SO CAL POETRY BOOKS

Submit up to three reviews of no more than 150 lines each (including sample poems) featuring Southern California poets to donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com by 11:59pm PDT, March 24th, 2023. JPG photos may also be sent, but are not required. Reviews chosen will be anthologized in PDF form and distributed for free to the authors by the publication reading on Saturday, March 25th, 3 to 5 pm in the patio behind Rosebud Coffee on 2302 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena. Perfect bound printed copies of the book will also be available for $15 a copy (includes shipping) until April 14th, 2023. Please use Meta Pay (Don Kingfisher Campbell), Venmo (@don-campbell-82), or Zelle (my email address) to pay. Or snail mail a check to Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 91803-1909. 


TRAVELING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: TRAVEL POETRY

Submit up to three poems of no more than 150 lines each (including stanza breaks) on the subject of travels in Southern California to donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com by 11:59pm PDT, April 28th, 2023. JPG photos may also be sent, but are not required. Poems chosen will be anthologized in PDF form and distributed for free to those poets by the publication reading on Saturday, April 29th, 3 to 5 pm in the patio behind Rosebud Coffee on 2302 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena. Perfect bound printed copies of the book will also be available for $15 a copy (includes shipping) until May 14th, 2023. Please use Meta Pay (Don Kingfisher Campbell), Venmo (@don-campbell-82), or Zelle (my email address) to pay. Or snail mail a check to Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 91803-1909. 

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Publication!


These poets have been published in Sounds of Southern California: Poetry of Music and will be reading their poetry this Saturday, July 23rd between 3 and 5pm at Truly Fresh J on 411 E Huntington Dr. in Arcadia or in Saturday Afternoon Poetry's Zoom meeting (http://zoom.us, meeting ID 75993673202, passcode: poetry).

01) Petrouchka Alexieva 
02) Robert Fleming 
03) Patrick Walters 
04) Kathee Hennigan Bautista
05) Jesse Rey Tovar
06) Rus Khomutoff
07) Marianne Szlyk 
08) William P. Cushing 
09) Lori Holloway 
10) Lawrence R Berger 
11) Carl Stilwell 
12) Gerda Govine 
13) Tony Gloeggler 
14) Jeffry Michael Jensen 
15) Pamela Shea 
16) Don Kingfisher Campbell 
17) Rex Butters
18) Brandon Cesmat 
19) Lorelei Matsuda 
20) Rick Leddy 
21) Shih-Fang Wang
22) Joseph Nicks
23) Mary Langer Thompson 
24) Lawrence Miles
25) Deborah P Kolodji 
26) Charles Harmon
27) Aldonia R Bailey 
28) Joan McNerney 
29) Dean Okamura

Monday, July 18, 2022

New Compilation!


NOW AVAILABLE! 20 published and/or award-winning poems composed between 1997 and 1999. Only $4 for a PDF edition. Add $1 for shipping if you would like a printed copy. Please use Meta Pay (to Don Kingfisher Campbell), Venmo (@Don-Campbell-82), or Zelle (donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com) ... or, if you prefer, snail mail a check to: Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 91803-1909.

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Call for chapbooks...


Four Feathers Press is looking for four poets who want to publish their chapbook in a perfect bound book that will contain four poets chapbooks. No cost to the poets for six copies to distribute as you please. Submit your manuscript of 12 pages of poetry in the body of an email or in a Word file to donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com by 11:59pm PST, August 7th.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Last Call for Print Orders

 

Last call to see if there are any more orders for a print copy of Scenes of Southern California, Vol. 3: Poetry of Movies. Going to the printer next week.There are 32 poets with a total of 52 poems in this 68 page anthology. Get your copy either in PDF for $5 or in perfect bound printed form for $15 (includes shipping). Please send payment either by Meta Pay (to Don Kingfisher Campbell), Venmo (to Don-Campbell-82), or Zelle (to donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com). You can also snail mail a check to Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 9183-1909, if you prefer.

Friday, July 1, 2022

New Chapbook Compilation!


NOW AVAILABLE: 21 poems from the years 1997 to 2021 put together for the Saturday Afternoon Poetry writing workshop led by moi on this July 2nd between 3 and 4:30pm PDT in the shaded driveway of Kingfisher's Back House on 1313 Edgewood Dr. in Alhambra. PLEASE NOTE CHANGED LOCATION OF THIS EVENT! Printed copies will be free for all attendees, but this chapbook can also be purchased for $5 a copy (includes shipping). Please use Meta Pay (Don Kingfisher Campbell), Venmo (@don-campbell-82), or Zelle (use my email address listed below) to pay...or snail mail a check to Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 91803-1909. (Submit up to 3 poems totaling no more than 150 lines for Spectrum 32: Rejoice or Rue by emailing donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com by 11:59pm, July 2nd.) THIS MEETING MAY ALSO BE ACCESSED THROUGH OUR USUAL ZOOM PORTAL.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Call for Poems


An opportunity for poets to win money simply by creating poesy. Four Feathers Press announces another call for poems for a new anthology: THE POETRY LOTTERY 4. Submit a poem of 300 lines or less (including stanza breaks) to donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com by 11:59pm PST, July 15th. The cost of entering is $10, which will entitle you to one PDF and one physical copy of the chapbook. 100% of the money collected will go to one lucky poet, in a drawing to be held at the publication reading on Saturday, July 23rd, 3 to 5 pm at Truly Fresh J on 411 E Huntington Dr. in Arcadia. You do not have to be present, the reading will also be on Saturday Afternoon Poetry's Zoom. Get six months membership in the Four Feathers Press Book Club just for entering! (A $10 value.) Use Meta Pay (to Don Kingfisher Campbell), Venmo (@Don-Campbell-82), or Zelle (my email address) to enter...or, if you prefer, snail mail a check to: Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 91803-1909.

BTW: The winner of The Poetry Lottery #3 was Dan Garcia-Black! Here is his poem...


Wrong Number


Gasoline burns hotter than hell

And using it causes climate change

There are plenty of signs that

Earth is preparing humanity for an

Extinction level event

In the bible there's a revelation

That warns about the apocalypse

I look at today's gas prices

$6.06 per gallon

It's getting close to $6.66

Then it will be too late to prep

The anti-Christ will push the pedal

To the metal with the ghost of Lemmy

Riding shotgun

And all Hell will break loose like

An obese woman's spandex

After midnight on a shopping trip 

For a large pair of crotchless panties 

At the local Wal-Mart Superstore.

Amen.


Friday, June 17, 2022

New compilation!


NOW AVAILABLE! 24 published and/or award-winning poems composed between 1981 and 1997. Only $4 for a PDF edition. Add $1 for shipping if you would like a printed copy. Please use Meta Pay (to Don Kingfisher Campbell), Venmo (@Don-Campbell-82), or Zelle (donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com) ... or, if you prefer, snail mail a check to: Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 91803-1909.

Friday, June 3, 2022

Now available!

Bruce McRae, a Canadian musician, is a multiple Pushcart nominee with poems published in hundreds of magazines such as Poetry, Rattle and the North American Review. His books are ‘The So-Called Sonnets (Silenced Press); ‘An Unbecoming Fit Of Frenzy; (Cawing Crow Press) and ‘Like As If”. Please send payment of $5 for a PDF copy or $10 for a prnted copy by Meta Pay (to Don Kingfisher Campbell), Venmo (to Don-Campbell-82), or Zelle (to donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com). You can also snail mail a check to Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 9183-1909, if you prefer.

Monday, May 30, 2022

New chapbook compilation!


NOW AVAILABLE: ten poems from the years 1997 to 2021 put together for the Saturday Afternoon Poetry reading with featured poet KEVIN RIDGEWAY and a writing workshop led by moi on this June 4th between 2 and 4:30pm PDT in the patio of the My Place Cafe on 2057 N. Los Robles Ave. in Pasadena. PLEASE NOTE CHANGED LOCATION AND TIME OF THIS EVENT! Printed copies will be free for all attendees, but this chapbook can also be purchased for $5 a copy (includes shipping). Please use FB Pay (Don Kingfisher Campbell), Venmo (@don-campbell-82), or Zelle (use my email address listed below) to pay...or snail mail a check to Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 91803-1909. (Submit up to 3 poems totaling no more than 150 lines for Spectrum Online Edition: Summer Love by emailing donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com by 11:59pm, June 18th.) THIS MEETING MAY ALSO BE ACCESSED THROUGH OUR USUAL ZOOM PORTAL.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

New compilation!


NOW AVAILABLE! 18 published and/or award-winning poems composed between 1997 and 2006. Only $4 for a PDF edition. Add $1 for shipping if you would like a printed copy. Please use Facebook Messenger Pay, Venmo (@Don-Campbell-82), or Zelle (donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com) ... or, if you prefer, snail mail a check to: Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 91803-1909.

Now Available!

 

Mary McKeel is from Charlotte, North Carolina. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s degree in English. Her poems have appeared in several online and print journals, including Common Ground review, and Panoplyzine.

Please purchase directly from the author Mary Baynor McKeel on Facebook. $5 PDF, $10 print.

Monday, May 23, 2022

New chapbook, new poems!


NOW AVAILABLE! 21 poems composed between December 2021 and May 2022. Only $4 for a PDF edition. Add $1 for shipping if you would like a printed copy. Please use Facebook Messenger Pay, Venmo (@Don-Campbell-82), or Zelle (donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com) ... or, if you prefer, snail mail a check to: Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 91803-1909.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

A very special THE POETRY LOTTERY 3: Half of the money goes to the Radomir Luza Relief Fund, and the other half goes to ONE LUCKY POET!

 

Get six months membership in the Four Feathers Press Book Club just for entering! (A $10 value.)

An opportunity for poets to win money simply by creating poesy. Four Feathers Press announces another call for poems for a new anthology: THE POETRY LOTTERY 3. Submit a poem of 300 lines or less (including stanza breaks) to donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com by 11:59pm PST, June 14th. The cost of entering is $10, which will entitle you to one PDF and one physical copy of the chapbook. 50% goes to the Radomir Luza Relief Fund and 50% will go to one lucky poet, in a drawing to be held at the publication reading on June 18th between 3 to 5 pm at the My Place Cafe, 2057 N. Los Robles Ave. in Pasadena. You do not have to be present, the reading will also be on Saturday Afternoon Poetry's Zoom. Use Facebook Messenger Pay, Venmo (@Don-Campbell-82), or Zelle (my email address) to enter...or, if you prefer, snail mail a check to: Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 91803-1909.

BTW: The winner of The Poetry Lottery #2 was Gwendolyn Fleischer! Here is her poem...

Before Cell Phones

We stopped at a red phone kiosk
beside a high stone wall
surrounding a fire station
outside of Dublin
 I exited the black rental car
a murder of crows flew down
or maybe it was an unkindness of ravens
hovering just above me
sharp beaks flashing menacingly
sizeable wings beating in the summer air
 
I phoned the B&B for directions
the black birds cawed and kra'acked
wings swooshed just above the kiosk
they stayed with me as I  swiftly got back in the car
where my new husband was
safe inside for the birds' sorcery

Saturday, May 7, 2022

New Chapbook Compilation!

Nine poems from the years 1997 to 2022 put together for the Saturday Afternoon Poetry writing workshop today between 3 and 5pm at the Kingfisher Back House on 1313 Edgewood Dr. in Alhambra. Printed copies will be free for all attendees, but this chapbook MAY also be purchased for five rectangular FLOWERS a copy (includes shipping). Please use FB Pay (Don Kingfisher Campbell), Venmo (@don-campbell-82), or Zelle (donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com) to pay...or snail mail a check to Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 91803-1909.

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Such a Deal!

Join the Four Feathers Press Book Club and get every PDF broadside, chapbook, and anthology we publish each month for just $20 a year. Prefer printed copies? You can receive them in the mail for only $40 a year. Please use Facebook Messenger Pay, Venmo (@Don-Campbell-82), or Zelle (donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com) to subscribe...or, if you prefer, snail mail a check to: Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 91803-1909.

Monday, April 18, 2022

Back by popular demand...

Get six months membership in the Four Feathers Press Book Club just for entering! (A $10 value.)

An opportunity for poets to win money simply by creating poesy. Four Feathers Press announces another call for poems for a new anthology: THE POETRY LOTTERY 2. Submit a poem of 300 lines or less (including stanza breaks) to donkingfishercampbell@gmail.com by 11:59pm PST, May 14th. The cost of entering is $10, which will entitle you to one PDF and one physical copy of the book. 50% goes to making the books and 50% will go to one lucky poet, in a drawing to be held at the publication reading on May 21st between 3 to 5 pm at the My Place Cafe, 2057 N. Los Robles Ave. in Pasadena. You do not have to be present, the reading will also be on Saturday Afternoon Poetry's Zoom. Use Facebook Messenger Pay, Venmo (@Don-Campbell-82), or Zelle (my email address) to enter...or, if you prefer, snail mail a check to: Don Campbell, 1313 Edgewood Dr, Alhambra, CA 91803-1909.

BTW: The winner of the first poetry lottery was Lisa Segal! Here is her poem...


The Ring Held for Me to Jump Through Is Flaming 

 

I carry the trouble I understand. 

I’m smoking in this morning’s bird song. 

 

I’m smoking in this morning’s bird song-- 

an exhausted Kama Sutra purveyor. 

 

I’m an exhausted Kama Sutra purveyor. 

Classification is everywhere. 

 

Classification seeks order everywhere. 

Inclinations aren’t easy to wrangle. 

 

Inclinations are tempting not to wrangle. 

I was naïve about connectivity.  

 

So naïve about connectivity. 

We lacked a conversational touch. 

 

We lacked a conversational touch. 

He put a firecracker in my gift. 

 

He lit the firecracker in my gift. 

I carry the trouble I understand. 


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An opportunity for poets to win money simply by creating poesy. Four Feathers Press announces another call for poems for a new anthology: TH...