I am often associated with flowers

Sampson Starkweather


Hello, my name is Charles Baudelaire.

I was born in 1976, where I was raised in Pittsboro, North Carolina.

I am a poet. It says so on my Wikipedia page.

My themes are beauty in the modern world, the fleeting, ephemeral experience of life in the age of the internet and Mac products, and the responsibility art has to capture that experience.

My first 4 books went mostly ignored and was soon forgotten, although it is still available on e-Bay for $22.84.

Tiny cookies of my life are crumbled around the internet, most notably a nude photo covered in chapbooks, that too will be buried.

I am poor, ADD, drunk, and might be masturbating to death.

I am this close to moving back in with my mother, or at least “renting” her house on Airbnb while she vacations in Mexico.

I will probably die of syphilis… again.

No one will leave flowers at my grave.

               Artwork by Jon-Michael Frank