Alec Finlay is an artist and poet. In 2002 he became the first BALTIC artist in residence. He continues to exhibit widely. Finlay set up the small press Morning Star. He has published over thirty books; recent publications include I Hear Her Cry(2015), Taigh: a wilding garden (2014) and Global Oracle(2014). His most recent poetry collection is a better tale to tell, published by the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow; National Library of Scotland; Saltire Society; and the Scottish Poetry Library.