Wood Notes Wild: Essays on the Poetry and Art of Ian Hamilton Finlay

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Alec Finlay
Polygon, 1995 - Poetry - 278 pages
Ian Hamilton Finlay (b. 1925) is a unique figure - writer, poet, artist, gardener, thinker, revolutionary whose work ranges from lyrical beauty to an insistent confrontation of violence. Wood Notes Wild is the first collection of essays to consider his work as a whole, from his early poetry and Concrete poetry, to the creation of the acclaimed garden at Little Sparta, and the international recognition he has received as an artist.

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To Ian Hamilton Finlay
Early Finlay
Poor Old Tired Horse

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About the author (1995)

Alec Finlay works as an artist, poet and publisher. His most recent publications include One Hundred Year Star-Diary, Specimen Colony, what changes change, two fields of wheat, and Mesostic Laboratorium. He was one of the first artists-in-residence at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, and recent artist projects in England include a residency at Kielder Observatory in Northumberland and a long term collaboration with NaREC, the National Centre for Renewable Energy in Blyth, creating color and text designs for windmill turbines.

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