Alec Finlay

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Alec Finlay was born in Scotland in 1966. He is an artist, poet and publisher. He now lives and works in the North East of England. In 2002 he became the first BALTIC artist in residence. Most recently he has worked as an artist in residence at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, where he has been creating a series of art projects on themes connected with nature and contemporary culture – Avant-Garde English Landscape. He set up the Morning Star small press which publishes the Folios and the pocketbooks series. Recent books include Turning Toward Living (Platform Projects, 2004), Shared Writing (Platform Projects, 2005), Ludwig Wittgenstein: There Where You Are Not (Blackdog, 2006), Mesostic Herbarium (Platform Projects, 2004), Wind Blown Clouds (Morning Star, 2005), Be My Reader (Shearsman, 2012), and the pamphlet Question your Teaspoon (Calder Wood, 2012).

(text and photo from the Scottish Poetry Library)

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