Ian Hamilton Finlay  

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Ian Hamilton Finlay, CBE, (28 October, 1925 - 27 March, 2006) was a Scottish poet, writer, artist and gardener. In 1963, Finlay published Rapel, his first collection of concrete poetry (poetry in which the layout and typography of the words contributes to its overall effect), and it was as a concrete poet that he first gained wide renown. Much of this work was issued through his own Wild Hawthorn Press. Eventually he began to inscribe his poems into stone, incorporating these sculptures into the natural environment.



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