This charming book of poetry features full colour maps and photographs throughout as a complement to the poems features.
Tom Pow has always written about 'elsewheres' in his poetry and in his travel books.Now, in Concerning the Atlas of Scotland, the poetry of the map gets free reign. The National Library of Scotland's Bartholemew Artist's Residency allowed Pow to explore his love of maps as artefacts and as invitations to the imagination. In this collection, illustrated with maps from the library's holdings, the material ranges from a poem about the original engraving of Treasure Island, for example, to one exploring a 1983 Soviet Map of Edinburgh. Throughout, Pow is responsive to the possible narratives of maps as well as to the memories they carry.