Category Archives: ian hamilton finlay

Questions of honour

In a country that sees fit to knight Cliff Rìchard, the decision to give a gong to Salman Rushdie, if only as a nod towards the idea that fiction has at least as much value as Summer Holiday and a … Continue reading

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Ian Hamilton Finlay: Acrobats

This poem comes from a fascinating interview with Finlay in Jacket, conducted in 2001 by Nagy Rashwan. It covers the whole of the poet’s career (and clashes with authority), includes images of several other works and provides references if anyone … Continue reading

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Ian Hamilton Finlay 1925-2006

An interesting article about Ian Hamilton Finlay in today’s Guardian. I’m not sure if his first — and, I think, only — collection of traditional, as opposed to concrete, poems is still available, but I thought it might be nice … Continue reading

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