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Ian Hamilton Finlay:Ian Hamilton Finlay, CBE (28 October 1925 – 27 March 2006) was a Scottish poet, writer, artist and gardener.

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Ian Hamilton Finlay Quotes

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  • Posted on 02/03/2016

    "The same sort of thing happened in my dispute with the National Trust book: Follies: A National Trust Guide, which implied that the only pleasure you can get from Folly architecture is by calling the architect mad, and by laughing at the architecture."
    - Ian Hamilton Finlay

  • Posted on 04/03/2016

    "For me concrete poetry was a particular way of using language which came out of a particular feeling, and I don't have control over whether this feeling is in me or not."
    - Ian Hamilton Finlay

  • Posted on 04/03/2016

    "But I can only write what the muse allows me to write. I cannot choose, I can only do what I am given, and I feel pleased when I feel close to concrete poetry - still."
    - Ian Hamilton Finlay

  • Posted on 04/03/2016

    "But at the beginning it was clear to me that concrete poetry was peculiarly suited for using in public settings. This was my idea, but of course I never really much got the chance to do it."
    - Ian Hamilton Finlay

  • Posted on 04/03/2016

    "Well, probably I was fed up with concrete poetry. There was a lot of bad concrete poetry and besides, it was confused with visual poetry which was completely different."
    - Ian Hamilton Finlay