Sean Borodale

Notes
for an Atlas







Notes for an Atlas is a 370-page topographical work written whilst walking around London. It was first published in November 2003 and reprinted in 2007.The book was recommended by Robert Macfarlane in the Guardian Summer Books 2005, where he described it as an 'extraordinary poem ... [which] rings with sadness, haphazardness and utterly modern beauty.'

Three pages from the book were anthologised in The Thunder Mutters: 101 Poems for the Planet, ed. Alice Oswald, Faber and Faber 2005.

It was performed at the Southbank Centre in 2007 as Monument for a Witness < more >

Notes for an Atlas on the Hackney Podcast - Episode 20: Writers on Walking < more >


 


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