13 May 4 CORNERS. 1993.
Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1993
17.4 x 9cm, 12pp plus card covers and printed dustjacket. Artist's book which is another of Finlay's inventive poetry formats. Here "corners" refers to poems where part of the word is on one side of a corner (here represented by the page end) and concluded on the other. The first part of the word gives on meaning and when completed by the second part the word has new meaning (sometimes related to the firs to create a new visual poem). For instance:
The 'Dais' refers to a sculptural platform, when completed the 'Daisy' creates a poetic view of the flower where the flower head is placed on the dais of the stem.
One of the corner poems was also published as a book mark by Finlay (Windflow/er) and can be found elsewhere on this site.