I’ve made a decision to restart The Map Room. If all goes well, the new version will go live some time in January 2016—next month.
That’s the short version. If you’re interested in the gnarly details of how I came to this decision, and how I’m going to go about it, read on.
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I’m not alone in looking at the use of maps in fantasy literature; Hunter College classics professor Adele Haft, on the other hand, has been studying something a bit more singular: the use of maps in modern poetry. According to her CV she’s published a number of papers on poems like “The Map” by Elizabeth Bishop; more recently she’s been publishing, in Cartographic Perspectives, a multi-part study of Australian poet Kenneth Slessor’s poetic sequence The Atlas: introduction, part one, part two, part three, part four.