Everything Talks

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Shearsman Books, 2008 - Poetry - 92 pages
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A first book by a young New Zealand poet, whose work - experimental in form - owes much to music and to developments in American poetry in the latter half of the 20th century. While consciously stretching the limits of the poem, Sampson's work remains very communicative, powerful for both ear and eye. Simultaneously published in New Zealand by Auckland University Press.

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User Review  - Aingheal Apryll - Goodreads

The word play! The formal stuffies! The use of words I never befere thought (have seen) used in poetry! It took me a while to get past the word play and formal oddities, but somewhere half-way through ... Read full review


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About the author (2008)

Sam Sampson is the author of "Encompassed" and "Gauguin's Poiesis," His poems have appeared in "Jacket," "Landfall," "Poetry Review," "Salt," "Shearsman Magazine," "Slope," and" "Stand," "His work has been selected for the 2004 Best New Zealand Poems Online and he will be the Curnow Reader at the 2007 Going West Festival.

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