BBC Radio 4 features Roehampton Poetry Professor

Fiona Sampson, Professor of Poetry at the University of Roehampton, will be featured on BBC Radio 4's programme The Echo Chamber on Sunday 4th December at 4:30pm.

Posted: 2 December 2016

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Professor Fiona Sampson

Professor Sampson will join presenter Paul Farley to read a selection of poems from her latest poetry collection, The Catch, published by Penguin Random House, and discuss what she is working on currently.

The Director of the Roehampton Poetry Centre, and editor of the international quarterly magazine POEM, Professor Sampson joined the University's Department of English and Creative Writing as Professor of Poetry in August 2013. Professor Sampson is the former editor of Poetry Review, and has written and published more than twenty books of poetry, criticism and philosophy of language. Her latest collection pushes boundaries, meditating on time and belonging, and explores the relationship between breath and poetry.

The Echo Chamber occupies BBC Radio 4's Sunday poetry slot and seeks to feature the best of contemporary poetry. Previous guests have included Alice Oswald and Jo Shapcott.

The episode will be available here.

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