Night Fugue

Night Fugue

by Fiona Sampson

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Overview

“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.” —Elaine Feinstein, The Times

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937679262
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

FROM COLESHILL (2013)
Canto Orphic
The Changes
Emily Among the Astronomers
Songs for Poll’s Bees
Swarm
Bee-Song
Bee-Sam ’ •The Karst
In August
Winter Bees
The Corn Versicles
The Art of Fugue
I Was Glad When They Said Unto Me
Impetigo Madrigal
Dreamsongs
Evening in the Village
Hawthorn Milk
A Country Annunciation
FROM COLESHILL SONNETS
A Dream
The Death Threat
The Night-Drive
Conception Revenant
Summer Dusk
Deer at Middleleaze
Separation
Liebeslied
Tremor
FROM ROUGH MUSIC (2010)
The Betrayal
First Theory of Movement
Skater
At Käsmu •The Code
Envoi
The Miracle Tree
Out of the Attic
Charivari
Three Views of the Parish
After the Air Tattoo
Hayfever Portrait
The Lodger
Vigil
Angels and Dirt
From the Adulteress’s Songbook
The Hare
FROM COMMON PRAYER (2007)
The Plunge
Mehr Licht
Blood Lyrics
Trumpeldor Beach
Night Fugue
Festival
Attitudes of Prayer
Fogbound
The Archive
Messiaen’s Piano
FROM THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US (2005)
Prodigal
The Orpheus Variation
The Corridor
Hotel Casino
At Casa Monteoru
FROM FOLDING THE REAL (2001)
Draft for a Short Fiction
Logging the Windfall •Wulf and Eadwacer
The Basement
Wagon-Lit
From Fourteen
Into The Dark
Heron
But Summer Light
Folding the Real •The Fattening
NEW POEMS (2013)
Fran
By the Danube
The Four-Limbed Cross

What People are Saying About This

John Kinsella

“She creates intimacy of place through a chamber music of honed observations and epiphanic‘intrusions’. A major contribution to the literature of the local.”

Adam Thorpe

“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.”

David Harsent

“These poems, often troublingly dark, are sui generis in the way they use what’s to hand to explore what’s hidden. Sampson’s technical subtlety is everywhere in evidence and her emotional range is startling.”

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