An Open Letter

An Open Letter


A Prelude to The Little Spartan War and the first of numerous broadsheets in support of Ian Hamilton Finlay and the besieged neoclassical garden around his home at Little Sparta in the Pentland Hills of southern Scotland. This summary of ‘An Open Letter to the Minister of State for the Arts’ outlines the problematic relationship between the poet and the regional arts and rating authorities: the Scottish Arts Council and Strathclyde Regional Council. A copy of the original three page letter, with two contextual copy letters, is available on request (£10).



NAB 2 (1981). Ian Hamilton Finlay.

Out of print ~ photocopy available