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Fiona Sampson has been published in more than thirty-five languages. She has sixteen books in translation, and has received the Zlaten Prsten (Macedonia), the Charles Angoff Award (US), the 2016: Slovo Podgrmec Prize and the Povelji za međunarodnu saradnju Award (Bosnia) and the Aark Arts International Poetry Prize (India) and been shortlisted for the Evelyn Encelot Prize for European Women Poets. From 2005-2012 she was the Editor of Poetry Review; she is now Professor of Poetry at the University of Roehampton, where she is the Director of the Roehampton Poetry Centre and Editor of Poem. A Fellow and Council Member of the Royal Society of Literature, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Fellow of the English Association, Fellow of the Higher Education Association, Trustee of the Wordsworth Trust and Patron of the Anglo-Russian Cultural Institute, her publications include twenty-seven volumes of poetry, criticism and philosophy of language. She has received the Newdigate Prize, the Cholmondeley Award, a Hawthornden Fellowship, Kathleen Blundell and Oppenheimer-John Downes Awards from the Society of Authors, a number of Writer's Awards from both the English and the Welsh Arts Councils, and various Poetry Book Society commendations, and she has been shortlisted for the Evelyn Encelot Prize for European Women Poets as well as twice for both the T.S. Eliot Prize and Forward Prizes. A prolific broadsheet and national radio critic, she has held a number of international writing fellowships, and served on international juries including in Canada, Ireland, Slovenia and the UK. She is a member of the Atheneum. Recent books include a new edition of the poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley for Faber. Her Selected Poems have recently appeared in the US (Sheep Meadow, 2013) China (2014), Romania and Ukraine (both 2015) and in Serbian (2016). She is at work on a biography of Mary Shelley (Profile, 2017) and a monograph on Limestone Country, (Little Toller, 2017), and her study of musical form in poetry (Lyric Cousins, Edinburgh University Press), and her new collection The Catch (Penguin Random House) both appeared in 2016.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Fiona Sampson

Rough Music by Fiona Sampson
Rough Music
Fiona Sampson
Shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry 2010. The Poetry Book Society view... Former concert violinist Fiona Sampson’s delicate and delightful new lyrics score the liminal line where language and music dance, these ‘Songs without...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/05/2010

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