Sam Sampson

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About the author

Sam Sampson was born in Auckland, New Zealand, and grew up in Titirangi. Sampson’s poetry has been widely published in journals and chapbooks and anthologised in Best New Zealand Poems Online. His first collection with Auckland University Press and Shearsman, Everything Talks, won the NZSA Jessie Mackay Award for the Best First Book of Poetry at the 2009 book awards.
In 2014, a new book of poems, Halcyon Ghosts, was published through Auckland University Press.
"How sing the forms the eye apprehends in the green world? Sam Sampson here – while reimagining the venerable tradition of the 'shaped poem' – asks us to rethink our assumptions about the limits of poetic speech and presentational immediacy. The result is a reverential and deeply lyrical voyage of discovery, a celebration of things seen and sounded anew."
– Michael Palmer
"Halcyon Ghosts reads as an investigation of the Romantic scored serially. A collection of delicately composed cartography / scenography / choreography, and yet such rich language. Words in flight."
 – Ian Wedde
For further information please see Sam Sampson’s website.


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