More From Ian Hamilton Finlay
- "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."
- "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."
- "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."
More In Poetry
- "I’m trying to have my own thing, and I don’t know if it’s even possible. I didn’t realize so many people actually think I’m trying to be like my dad. I read comments like ‘She’s no Elvis.’ I’m not trying to be. I never set out to be."― Lisa Marie Presley
- "If you were going to choose a way of making your way in this world and a place to start from, you might not choose poetry and you might not choose Huddersfield."― Simon Armitage
- "The poem is the point at which our strength gave out."― Richard Rosen