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Nottingham: Tarasque Press, 1966
57 x 44.5cm, silver on grey silkscreen print. Finlay's sixth ever poem/print - here the word STAR is repeated in a pattern resembling the way a boat weaves home in a zigzag manner and with the font size and spacing varying - the last word in the pattern is the word STEER - which gives the clue to the viewer that it is a journey that is being gazed at. Obviously stars for many centuries were the most important guide to direction - something that Finlay has used as a regular theme in his work from his earliest Scots traditional poems to his first ever concrete poem (see our listings elsewhere on this site). VG+.

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N.p.: (Edinburgh): Wild Hawthorne Press, 1966
16.5 x 17cm, 20pp (recto only) plus bound in transparent papers. Original card wrappers with printed dust jacket. A series of photographs of ploughed earth by Audrey Walker, printed black and white, overlaid with translucent pages printed with Finlay's minimal concrete poetry. The text uses the metaphor of "turning over the earth" to illustrate the images of digging but the circular photographs represent the planet and Earth is indeed turning. VG+ condition. Murray 3.16. Scarce.

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Antwerpen: Paul de Vree, 1966 15 6.7cm, 86pp plus original wrappers with design. A single number of a poetry journal with emphasis on concrete and visual poetry. Edited by Paul de Vree (himself a poet) this has contributions from most of the active proponents of the genre including de vries, Blaine, Garniers, Gette, Chopin and, of course, Finlay.
Finlay has two pages - one with Standing Poem 2 and the other 4 sails. VG+.

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