Published in more than thirty languages, Fiona Sampson has twenty-one volumes of poetry, criticism and philosophy of language. She works as an editor and critic. She is Professor of Poetry at the University of Roehampton, where she also edits the international quarterly Poem. Our club is proud to have Fiona as our patron. In her lecture Fiona address important questions such as: is poetry ever useful? Can it be therapeutic? Is it only relevant to individuals from some communities and not others?” and recitates wonderful verses of other poets and her own.