Dr Fiona Sampson
|Position:||Senior Researcher in Creative Writing|
|School:||School Of Humanities|
Fiona Sampson studied at the Universities of Oxford, where she won the Newdigate Prize, and Nijmegen, where she received a PhD in the philosophy of language. Her seventeen books include Rough Music, short-listed for the Forward and T.S. Eliot Prizes 2010, and A Century of Poetry Review (PBS Special Commendation, 2009). She has eleven books in translation including Patuvachki Dnevnik, awarded the Zlaten Prsten (Macedonia, 2004). In 2009, she received a Cholmondeley Award and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for Literature. She has received Writer’s Awards from the Arts Councils of England and of Wales, and the Society of Authors, as well as the US Literary Review’s Charles Angoff Award and a Hawthornden Fellowship; and has been shortlisted for the Forward single-poem prize and twice for the T.S. Eliot Prize. Fiona Sampson is the Editor of Poetry Review, the UK’s oldest and most influential poetry journal, and contributes regularly to The Guardian, The Irish Times, The Independent and the TLS. A past judge of the Irish Times IMPAC and Independent Foreign Fiction Prizes, this year she is a judge for the Forward Prizes and Eric Gregory Awards. Music Lessons: the Newcastle Poetry Lectures and Percy Bysshe Shelley (in the Faber Poet-to-poet series) are both published in May. Forthcoming from Chatto are Beyond the Lyric, (autumn 2012) a critical survey of contemporary British poetry, and her next collection, Coleshill (Jan 2013).
Sampson, Fiona (2011) Music lessons: poetry and musical form. Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K. : Department of English Literary & Linguistic Studies, Newcastle University. 72p. (Newcastle/Bloodaxe Poetry Series, no. 10) ISBN 9781852249090
Sampson, Fiona, ed. (2009) A century of poetry review. Manchester, U.K. : Carcanet Press. 373p. ISBN 9781847770165