Fiona Sampson

Fiona Sampson is an award-winning poet and translator. She has published ten books and been translated into 12 languages. She is a specialist of the literatures of post-communist Europe. She is Amir Or’s translator into English.
Elaine Feinstein and Amir Or
Poet and translator Fiona Sampson chaired this session which took us into the worlds of two very special poets. Amir Or combines the mysteries of the spirit with the joys of the flesh, curious about mythology while carefully examining the Hebrew language. Ted Hughes considered Elaine Feinstein ‘an extraordinarily fine poet. She has a sinewy, tenacious way of penetrating and exploring her subject that seems to me unique. There is nothing hit or miss, nothing for effect, nothing false....