A collection of small artists' books
dedicated to experimental, concrete and visual poetry,
or any work combining text and visual arts
in the spirit of dadaism or fluxus.
"Change what changes"
November 2007 - 40 pages - A6
A6 format (10.5x15 cm / 4 x 6") - 40 pages
hardcover, thread and quarter cloth binding
laser printing on ivory paper.
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ON CIRCLE POEMS
a circle poem is not a flat line drawn in a loop
a circle poem is an arc in time
circle poems favour rhythm over syntax
a circle poem deomnstrates that an end can be a
and a beginning an end
in a circle poem there should be no visible joins
the classical subjects of circle poetry are time and
a year contains four circle poems
Alec Finlay (1966, Scotland), artist poet and
publisher (morning star, platform projects,
Currently artist in residence at NaREC,
National Centre for Renewable Energy, Blyth, and the
Recent publications include
'Waterlog', accompanying an exhibition at the Castle
Museum and SCVA, Norwich (Film and Video Umbrella);
'two wheat fields seeded with a poppy-poem' a pamphlet
and web-book documenting a public artwork
commissioned by Milton Keynes Gallery; an anthology
'Mesostic Laboratorium' (platform projects); and a
study of the Wittgenstein house at Skjolden, 'Ludwig
Wittgenstein: There Where You Are Not', with Guy
Moreton and Michael Nedo (Black Dog).
Alec has worked
as a renga master for the past seen years
He edited an anthology of
circle poems, 'turning toward living' (morning star,
For further information on these publications
and artist projects see www.alecfinlay.com
Francis Van Maele
Dugort, Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland