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Sampson Starkweather

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Sampson Starkweather is the author of PAIN: The Board Game (Third Man Books, 2015) and The First Four Books of Sampson Starkweather (Birds, LLC, 2013). He is the founding editor of the independent poetry press Birds, LLC. He works for the Center for the Humanities at the City University of New York Graduate Center and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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I want to write a poem as long as California
like lying on a couch forever
as a serious man takes notes on your dreams in a little book
maybe I mean I want to talk forever
but is there even a difference anyway
like my uncle who went walking
and never stopped
or that