Saturday, October 06, 2007

By Leaves We Live

Today, I’ll be at By Leaves We Live in the Scottish Poetry Library – an annual event here.

• Stalls, displays and talks.
• Drop in to browse or buy
• Meet publishers, artists and poets from Scotland and beyond
• Lsten to talks on poetry and art publishing

For readers, writers, artists, designers, publishers – all welcome.

• First showing at the Library of the duplicator used by Gael Turnbull to print the highly influential Migrant magazine
• First book-fair opportunity to buy works from Wild Hawthorn Press: the Archive of Ian Hamilton Finlay

The full programme is at the link. I’ll report back

3 comments:

Cailleach said...

What's Ian Hamilton Finlay like Rob? Have you any of his stuff? Curious because I saw his name on the student boards the other day and wondered about him.
You're so lucky to live in the middle of a city and have access to all these kinds of things :)

Anonymous said...

Yes I suppose he is lucky, and it was for the novice me anyway, an incredibly interesting few hours. Still, I wasn't sorry to get back to stars and silence this evening.

Great to meet you at last Rob. Lunch interrupted by a stolen bike wheel and a bandy dog was entertaining, and there's certainly a poem in the defizzing of diet coke with a mint!

Cheers

Rob

Rob said...

I can't say much about Ian HF. He was a real experimenter and blurred the barriers between word, art and architecture, that's for sure. You might want to have a look at Little Sparta, which is one of his greatest "works", if you can call it that.

Good to meet you too, Rob.