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Poetry. As Jared White points out in his introduction to The First 4 Books of Sampson Starkweather, "We live in an era when a book of poems is often a 50-80 page manuscript bound with a thin mustache of a spine." The First 4 Books of Sampson Starkweather seeks to "upend this orthodoxy."

Distinct but kindred, these books are like four ecologically diverse quadrants of one realm, in a Disneyworld of poetry's possibilities. The poems themselves are invested in the purity of experiences and the varieties of contemporary language — news reports, video games, WWF wrestling, Mike Tyson. These poems are, as White puts it, "a phantasmagoria worthy of Arthur Rimbaud but a 'Rimbaud chugging Robotussin®.'"

The First 4 Books of Sampson Starkweather is no less than this: a book of books about the lonely yearning to be transformed by poetry, and through poetry, transform the world.

The First 4 Books of Sampson Starkweather are King of the Forest, La La La, The Waters, and Self Help Poems.

About the Author

Sampson Starkweather was born in Pittsboro, NC. He is a founding editor of Birds, LLC and lives in Brooklyn, NY, with the escape artist Paige Taggart.

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ISBN:
9780982617793
Author:
Starkweather, Sampson
Publisher:
Birds, LLC
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Publication Date:
20130528
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
328

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