Sunday, 26 July 2009

A Model of Order

Selected Letters on Poetry and Making

by Ian Hamilton Finlay

"I don't usually play games but it seems to me
that most games are like many poems, in that
they are so complex that luck (randomness)
re-enters by the complexity - and that it is better,
therefore, to have a kind of 'concrete' game, where
the basic moves are simple, but can result in a kind
of measured complexity which one can see."

Edited by Thomas A Clark
Published by
WAX 366
Available from David Bellingham,
119 Wilton Street 2/1, Glasgow G20 6RD
Price £9.95