Ian Hamilton Finlay
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- Concrete poetry began for me with the extraordinary sense that the syntax I had been using , the movement of language within me, af a physical level was no longer there. So it had to be replaced with something else with a syntax and movement that would be true of this new feeling.
- Stephen Bann ed. 'Midway: Letters from Ian Hamilton' Willmington Square Books 2014 (Letter to Pierre Garnier)
- Concrete poem Extract:Stephen Scobie 'Stephen Scobie:Introducing Ian Hamilton Finlay ' Scottish Library
Quotes about Finlay
- An everyman who happened to accomplish the extraordinary.
- Finlay blended flowers, words, photography, sculpture, and typography into a potluck of avant-garde pieces of art.
- 'A Different Kind of Poet'Essay-Katsarel,Michigan State University www.msu.edu
- A devout Classicist in an age of Romanticism.
- Stephen Scobie , 'Stephen Scobie Introducing Ian Hamilton Finlay' Scottish Poetry Library