A Moonday Trifecta

Jun 17, 2015

heat-running-dog-1909Moonday Poetry invites the public to come celebrate “thy eternal summer” with its June feature poets: Cindy Rinne, Don Kingfisher Campbell and Radomir Luza.


A Moonday Trifecta
Sunday, June 21st, 2 p.m.
Flintridge Bookstore, 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge
Free event
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Cindy Rinne is an experimental storyteller and record-keeper of many cultures. She creates myths in narrative and personna poems using contemporary voices, ancient voices, and nature’s words. Her ethnopoetry is rich with texture and description. Cindy Rinne creates art and writes in San Bernardino, CA. She has a poetry manuscript, The Feather Ladder.




“Perfume River Resident”
by Cindy Rinne

Mai Ly’s toes squished mud at the river’s
edge. A memory flooded her senses.

No, Father, no, yells five-year-old Mai Ly.

It is time for you to learn to swim. Flap your arms and kick
your feet like I showed you, said Father.

Gurgle              Sputter
Breath. No breath in water.
Flailing arms and legs –
a heavy weight dragging her down, drowning

Opening her eyes
she met the gaze,        eyes like quiet lanterns,
a bright maze filled with ancient tales.

Ly Dragon
             Water dragon             
                          The dragon in the river.

His eagle claws lifted her to shore.


“Perfume River Resident” by Cindy Rinne, published in Words and Images Poetry, upcoming in Quiet Lantern (Turning Point press, March 2016).


Cindy Rinne

Cindy Rinne






Don Kingfisher Campbell, a longtime fixture on the Los Angeles poetry scene, has been a performing poet/teacher for Red Hen Press Youth Writing Workshops, organizer of the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Festival, and host of the Saturday Afternoon Poetry reading series in Pasadena, California. Mr. Campbell recently earned an MFA in Creative Writing at Antioch University, Los Angeles. He 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 30 years. His first book of poetry Enter, was reviewed as “pithy, trenchant, raw withlife”, is available on


Don Kingfisher Campbell

Don Kingfisher Campbell






Radomir Vojtech Luza, born in Vienna, Austria in 1963, owes his love of art and politics to his parents Radomir Sr. and Libuse Podhraska. Radomir, who is the Poet Laureate of North Hollywood, California and a Pushcart Prize nominee. Luza is an actor, theatre critic, comedian, host and neighborhood council president. He has written twenty-six books, poetry and fiction, including a book for children. His most recent book of poetry is New York Nadir, (2014.) Edward Albee has described Luza’s work as having “great honesty, pathos and darkhumor.”


Radomir Vojtech Luza

Radomir Vojtech Luza




Painting top right, By the Well. Hot Day. (1909) by Martiros Saryan (1880-1972).

Photo, riverbank, by Aylad (Own work) [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.



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