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!
Don Kingfisher Campbell has 31 years of experience performing poetry in classrooms and libraries...inspiring students to create their own poetry, guiding them on composing techniques, and even publishing their best work in chapbook anthologies!
You can have Kingfisher visit your classroom or library for a whole week for less than the cost of a single day's field trip. For only $200 a day, he can visit up to 6 hours...and if you sign him up for a week, he'll include producing an anthology of the best student poetry for each class/workshop.
MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles, listed on Poets & Writers, 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 the Saturday Afternoon Poetry reading series 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 31 years. Want a poet in your classroom, library, bookstore, coffeehouse, or event? Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org