Sam Sampson's poetry is a voyage of discovery, a celebration of things seen and sounded anew.
– Michael Palmer
He returns poetry to its primal function as ecstatic utterance: words are miraculous things, rich in resonances and echoes.
– David Eggleton
I can't think of another poet who writes quite like he does... the poems' nuanced appreciation of the natural world simultaneous with cultural intelligence, his use of ellipticism interleaving the two effortlessly.
- Carrie Etter
...delicately composed cartography / scenography / choreography, and yet such rich language. Words in flight.
– Ian Wedde
Sam has composed a symphony in parts where words are substitutes for the musical notes of melody. Breathless and breathtaking.
– Paula Green
Sampson’s poems triangulate the world by showing how speech, thought, and a lively sensorium leap, loop, lurch, and blur among one another.
– Zach Savich
...there’s an appealing richness created through this multi-layered approach, bringing together art, ritual and ecology, allowing marginal worlds to intrude on each other.
– Alex Taylor