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Turnbull, Gael



  • Existence: 1928-04-07 - 2004-07-02

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

3 Spaces / Finlay, Ian Hamilton ; Turnbull G., 1991

Identifier: CC-11824-12043
Scope and Contents

Finlay notes that "Spaces" are poems of two lines and a title, with an unusual space between the lines. This poetic structure was devised by Gael Turnbull. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1991

A Very Particular Hill / Turnbull, Gael ; Finlay IH., 1963

Identifier: CC-01700-1736
Scope and Contents

This is the fourth publication of Finlay's press. Linocuts, consisting of abstract images, scattered throughout the book adjacent to the poems were done by Alexander McNeish. The themes of the poems mainly relate to Turnbull's travels in Canada and America. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1963

Collected Poems: There are Words / Turnbull, Gael ; Finlay IH ; Fisher R ; Creeley R ; Christie J., 2006

Identifier: CC-46968-49706
Scope and Contents Gael Turnbull (7 April 1928 - 2 July 2004) was a Scottish poet who was an important precursor of the British Poetry Revival. Turnbull was born in Edinburgh and grew up in the North of England and in Canada. He studied Natural Science at Cambridge University and graduated in Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 1951. In 1957, Turnbull started Migrant Press, one of the first British-run presses to focus on poets in the modernist tradition. His work was featured in the groundbreaking Revival anthology Children of Albion: Poetry of the Underground in Britain (1969). His own books include A Gathering of Poems 1950-1980 (1983) and Rattle of Scree: Poems (1997). He was also published in the anthologies The New British Poetry (1988), Other: British and Irish Poetry since 1970 (1999) and Anthology of Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry (2001). He returned to Edinburgh in the early 1990s. In this city, he worked on what he termed kinetic poems; texts for installation in...
Dates: 2006

No.104: Ian Hamilton Finlay / Asphodel Book Shop ; Finlay IH ; Williams J ; Turnbull G ; Sukenick R., 1986

Identifier: CC-25147-25600
Scope and Contents

Includes large listing of works by Ian Hamilton Finlay. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1986

Twenty Words / Turnbull, Gael., 1966

Identifier: CC-01701-1737
Scope and Contents

A word for each day was picked by a random method from Nov.17 to Dec.6, 1963 and 20 poems were composed around the word. Migrant Press, owned by Gael Turnbull, also published Ian Hamilton Finlay's 1960 "The Dancers Inherit the Party." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1966

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Conventional poetry 7
Concrete poetry 3
Conventional fiction 3
Conventional non-fiction 3
Minimalist poetry 3