Sam Sampson

Sam Sampson’s first book of poems, Everything Talks, was published in 2008 by Auckland University Press (NZ) and Shearsman Books (UK). It won the NZSA Jessie Mackay Best First Book Award for Poetry at the 2009 book awards. In June 2014, his second collection, Halcyon Ghosts, appeared through Auckland University Press. On July 1, 2015, he recorded a series of eight poems for the New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre (nzepc), one of which was ‘Distant Trees’. Read a collection of galleries; from collaborative exhibitions, to readings, bookworks, and other projects on his site.

Distant Trees

Trees in pleasing contrast side-on dark effect to draw the shape ink either flat or graded reality is an impression impressions aimed at that other interest : distant trees look across country distant size an important peculiarity of opposites it …

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I Spilled My Story

                                                       a raft plunged …             picadored green people tethered to years wend their way, squawking about an adventure without a conch, conversation you could swim in, also magnify …                                     bubbles … well-warped logicians … ionised passages             a deep-freeze refrigerates escapades and …

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