Fiona Sampson (1968 – ) has published five collections of poetry, including, most recently, Common Prayer (2007), short-listed for the T.S. Eliot Prize. Editor of Poetry Reviews ince 2005, Sampson is also an accomplished musician, translator and academic. She won the Newdigate Prize while an undergraduate at Oxford. Several of her books have been translated in thirty languages. Her many prizes included the Zlaten Prsten Prize (Macedonia, 2004) and the Charles Angoff Award (US, 2006). A pioneer of creative writing residencies in mental health care, she was awarded the Cholmondeley Award in 2009 and will deliver the Newcastle/Bloodaxe Poetry Lectures in April 2010. Her forthcoming collection Rough Music, an excerpt of which is featured in this podcast, is out from Carcanet in May
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