Second Sundays Poetry at Mama's: Starkweather, Taggart, Campanioni, & Okoyomon

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 a founding editor of Birds, LLC, an independent poetry press. He is also the author of nine chapbooks, most recently Until the Joy of Death Hits, pop/love audio-visual GIF poems from Spork Press, and Flux Capacitor, a collaborative audio poetry album from Black Cake Records. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Paige Taggart grew up in Northern California and has lived in Brooklyn the past 11years. She is the author of two full-length collections, Or Replica (Brooklyn Arts Press, Dec 2014) and Want for Lion (Trembling Pillow Press, March 2014) and 5 chapbooks, most recently I am Writing To You From Another Country; Translations of Henri Michaux (Greying Ghost Press). She runs her own jewelry business (
Precious Okoyomon is a Brookyln-based poet and artist. She is the author of Ajebota (Bottlecap Press, 2016). Her writing has been performed and exhibited at the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, Exo Exo in Paris, and ChertLüdde in Berlin. Her writing has been published in Lit Magazine, The Fanzine, New York Tyrant, and elsewhere. She loves her sweet toy poodle rainbow and is a Leo that is very low key evil.
Chris Campanioni​ is a first-generation Cuban- and Polish-American and ​​the author of​ ​Death of Art (C&R Press). His recent work appears in Ambit, Hotel, Paris Lit Up, Whitehot, and RHINO, and his poem, “This body’s long & I’m still loading” was adapted as an official selection of the Canadian International Film Festival. He edits PANK, At Large, and Tupelo Quarterly and teaches literature and creative writing at Pace University and Baruch College.