Alec Finlay’s New Blog

Friend Alec Finlay has started a most elegant new blog — today’s post concerns a wonderful project of his around the poem IRISH by Paul Celan (full disclosure: I was involved in that project too). Below, the opening paragraph. For the full piece go here. Grant me the right Back in 1997 I published an artist’s book with translations of one of the less well known poems by Paul Celan, ‘Irisch’, … Read more Alec Finlay’s New Blog

Just Published: Ian Hamilton Finlay, Selections

Happy to announce that the latest title in the Poets for the Millennium series has just been released: Ian Hamilton Finlay Selections, Edited and with an Introduction by Alec Finlay Ian Hamilton Finlay (Author), Alec Finlay (Editor) Available worldwide Poets for the Millennium University of California Press  Paperback, 334 pages ISBN: 9780520270596 March 2012 $24.95, £16.95 Hardcover, 334 pages ISBN: 9780520270589 March 2012 $60.00, £41.95 READ AN EXCERPT Read … Read more Just Published: Ian Hamilton Finlay, Selections

Alec Finlay’s “Walking Within : Langais Wood”

walking within is a map of Langass woodland made in collaboration with children from Lionacleit Secondary School & Carinish Primary School on Langass, North Uist. Seven letterboxes have been installed alongside seven tree species. For each of these trees we identified a further seven flora and birds. Each letterbox contains a rubberstamp poem composed of the names of the twenty-one species (in Gaelic, English and Latin). You can view … Read more Alec Finlay’s “Walking Within : Langais Wood”