Sam Sampson's poetry is a voyage of discovery, a celebration of things seen and sounded anew.
– Michael Palmer
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.
...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.
Sampson’s poems triangulate the world by showing how speech, thought, and a lively sensorium leap, loop, lurch, and blur among one another.
...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.