Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Poets Bob Hart and Don Kingfisher Campbell in La Canada Flintridge Aug. 21

Moonday East would like to announce the feature for the month of August, poets Bob Hart and Don Kingfisher Campbell. The reading will take place on Sunday, August 21 at 2 pm at the beautiful Flintridge Bookstore in La CaƱada, CA.

Bob Hart, who lives in Brooklyn, NY, was born in 1931 and grew up in Harlem, on 145th Street, 142nd Street and 158th Street. He served in the army from 1952 to 1954, and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. Hart first wrote poetry in his high-school poetry class. It was years later that he came onto the New York Poetry Circuit and started reading at various venues; he’s still at it. Hart works with other performers, including musicians, dancers, as well as other poets. He is a member of the No Chance Ensemble and performs with this group all over the metropolitan area. He has been dialoguing with Alice Pero, co-host of Moonday, in both dance and poetry for 25 years. His two books are Acrobat (2001) and Lightly in the Good of Day, (Bench Press, 2010.)

Don Kingfisher Campbell is the 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. His first book of poetry Enter was reviewed as "pithy, trenchant, raw with life.” His second and third books, are Campbell's Classics (1981-2006) and Amongst The Detritus (2007-2010). Kingfisher's poetry has been recently published in the anthologies By The Overpass, Mentoring Poems 4, Interrobang?!, Sage Trail, Undetectable, Phantom Seed and Poetry And Cookies. 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 27 years.

Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge CA 91011, at the intersection of Foothill Blvd. and the Angeles Crest Highway. Take the Angeles Crest exit off of the 210, and turn south toward Foothill Blvd. Parking is in the rear of the store. For more information, call (818) 790-0717.

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