Fiona Sampson

Standard Name: Sampson, Fiona


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Literary responses Fleur Adcock
Fiona Sampson , reviewing this book, praised Adcock's limpid, apparently artless style and the precise emotional intelligence of her observations. She saw Adcock as a truly Kiwi poet and also a serious presence in British literature.
Sampson, Fiona. “Glass Wings by Fleur Adcock — review”. The Guardian, p. Review 19.
Literary responses Selima Hill
Reviewer Fiona Sampson called SH[a]rguably the most distinctive truth teller to emerge in British poetry, remarked that her originality had sometimes scared off critical scrutineers, and praised her flamboyance and exuberance, enjoying the fact...
Literary responses Jo Shapcott
John Kinsella 's initial review called JS as a great satirist and a virtuoso in meaning and verse movement, one who is doing no less than rewriting the English poetic canon—challenging sources, verse structure and...
Reception Anne Carson
Fiona Sampson wrote that this narrative of sexual betrayal and jealousy . . . by turns seduced and shocked conservative British poetry audiences.
Sampson, Fiona. “Symphony of sighs”.
Textual Production Elaine Feinstein
The year after this EF spoke to Fiona Sampson about her experience of making poems, for a piece in Mxlexia.
Textual Production Jackie Kay
Contributing along with Gillian Clarke , Carol Ann Duffy , Jo Shapcott , Fiona Sampson , and many others, to a collection of poetic responses to Shakespeare four hundred years after his death, JK replied...


April 2005: The poet Fiona Sampson took up the position...

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April 2005

The poet Fiona Sampson took up the position of editor of Poetry Review (published by the Poetry Society )—the first woman to hold this post since Muriel Spark more than forty years before.


Sampson, Fiona. “Glass Wings by Fleur Adcock — review”. The Guardian, p. Review 19.
Sampson, Fiona. “Poet of presence”. Guardian Unlimited.
Sampson, Fiona. “Symphony of sighs”.