"That she is also a ery fine poet indeed seems almost impertinent of her, but that is what she is. . . . Vivid equilibrium between the numinous and the touchable is typical of Sampson’s achievement."—The Guardian
"Fiona Sampson burst onto the literary landscape as the brilliant young editor of Poetry Review. . . . Her subject is darkness of many kinds, erotic or lonely, histories of Eastern Europe, abandonment."—The Times, London
Fiona Sampson was born in London in 1968. A former concert violinist with a doctorate in philosophy, she has published more than twenty books of poetry, translation and criticism. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, of which she serves on the Council. For seven years the editor of Poetry Review, she is the editor of Poem: International Literary Review.