Wednesday, May 16, 2012

it's a small world

We've been over-thinking things, among them the relationship between text and space.  If the simplest answer is the best, we choose this written world map by the Scottish Poetry Library.  Forget the Olympics & the politics of selection & translation--this sparse anthology-in-progress uses the map form to cultivate, above all, a mood--it's an argument shaped like a map and made out of poems.  There's something a little Victorian about it.  Let's not over-analyze.