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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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A collection of 125 poems from 1981-2004, many used in my California Poets In The Schools workshops in classrooms. Yours in PDF form for a s...