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Fiona Sampson


PUBLISHED: 4th February 2016
ISBN: 9781784740658
ANNOTATION:
Fiona Sampson's latest collection transforms the sensory world into an astonishingly new and vivid poetry. Here, dream and myth, creatures real and imagined, and the sights and sounds of 'distance and of home' all coalesce in a sustained meditation on time and belonging.
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PUBLISHED: 4th February 2016
ISBN: 9781784740658
ANNOTATION:
Fiona Sampson's latest collection transforms the sensory world into an astonishingly new and vivid poetry. Here, dream and myth, creatures real and imagined, and the sights and sounds of 'distance and of home' all coalesce in a sustained meditation on time and belonging.

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Fiona Sampson's latest collection transforms the sensory world into an astonishingly new and vivid poetry. Here, dream and myth, creatures real and imagined, and the sights and sounds of 'distance and of home' all coalesce in a sustained meditation on time and belonging.

Publisher Description

Fiona Sampson's latest collection transforms the sensory world into an astonishingly new and vivid poetry. Here, dream and myth, creatures real and imagined, and the sights and sounds of 'distance and of home' all coalesce in a sustained meditation on time and belonging.

Combining formal sophistication with metaphysical exploration, this is an incandescent work of renewal, beauty and risk.

Author Biography

Fiona Sampson is a poet, who has been shortlisted twice for the T.S. Eliot Prize and Forward Prizes. She has received a Cholmondeley Award, the Newdigate Prize, the Zlaten Prsten (Macedonia), Writer's Awards from the Arts Councils of England and of Wales, and from the Society of Authors, and is a Fellow and Council Member of the Royal Society of Literature. She works as a critic and editor, and contributes regularly to the Guardian, Irish Times, Sunday Times, Independent and the Times Literary Supplement. In 2017 she was awarded an MBE for services to Literature and the Literary Community.

Review

The Catch seems above all to be a narrative of mystical experience; free of God and dogma, but deeply aware of history and ecology, it may be among the pioneers of a newly emergent 21st-century incarnation of sacred poetry -- Carol Rumens Guardian Sampson's verse feels alive. -- Leaf Arbuthnot Times Literary Supplement A complex economy of lived feeling... She can also render complexity of feeling with the economy that marks a poet of a high order... That rich plainness is enviable -- Sean O'Brien Independent [Sampson] has an intense relationship with nature, communicated in delicate observations. -- Bel Mooney Daily Mail You go to Fiona Sampson for intensity, and The Catch doesn't disappoint. -- Suzi Feay Independent on Sunday

Product Details

Author
Fiona Sampson
Year
2016
ISBN-10
1784740659
ISBN-13
9781784740658
Media
Book
Publication Date
2016-02-04
Pages
80
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Format
Paperback
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