Another map from the book Caught by the River, A collection of words on water. In this chapter, The Poetry of Small Ambitions written by Paul Kingsnorth, the subject is the Upper Thames and the history that it is quite literally steeped in. This is a stretch of the river that I know well having fished competitions there and enjoyed lots of pleasure fishing on this stretch too. The course of the Thames here flows through a landscape that is quintessentially England, beautiful all the year round but for me especially so in autumn and winter. Anyway, the monochrome and simple map shows the Thames as the angler’s line ending with a quill float and those evocatively named villages on either side, the real river flowing between the lily, sedge and reed lined banks.
The Poetry of Small Ambitions. Map to accompany the chapter written by Paul Kingsnorth. Linocut printed in monochrome on 300gsm Fabriano Artistico Brilliant White HP.