This resource has shown how archival materials can inform and illuminate our understanding of published texts and the writing process, and it has briefly begun to investigate the complex relationship between writing and landscape.
On Day 10 of the Pennine Way walk, Simon Armitage muses in the red notebook on the ‘idea that poets are born out of the local geology, or that like local geological peculiarities each area has its own poet’. Many other poets and poems are mentioned in Walking Home in relation to – not just what we might call ‘landscape poetry’, but poetry which is more broadly influenced by a sense of place, space, belonging, or region.
The following brief bibliography includes links to the work of some poets and writers mentioned in Walking Home. It also includes printed and electronic resources in the field of literary mapping which you may find useful. Poems by some of the poets can be found on the Poetry Foundation (https://www.poetryfoundation.org/) and Poetry Archive (https://www.poetryarchive.org/) websites.
Poets and Archives
Archive: Special Collections, Leeds University Libraries: https://library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/8437
George Mackay Brown
Archive: Orkney Library and Archive http://www.orkneylibrary.org.uk/archivedownloads.htm
Poetry Maps Website: http://www.mattbryden.co.uk/Matt_Bryden/PoetryMap/
Archives and Resources: http://thetedhughessociety.org/new-page/
Sir Walter Scott
Archives: Walter Scott Digital Archive / Corson Collection, Edinburgh University Library
William and Dorothy Wordsworth
Archive: The Wordsworth Trust
Secondary Criticism and Resources
David Cooper, Christopher Donaldson, Patricia Murrieta-Flores (eds), Literary Mapping in the Digital Age (2016)
David Daiches, Literary Landscapes of the British Isles: a Narrative Atlas (1979)
ETH Zurich, A Literary Atlas of Europe, http://www.literaturatlas.eu/en/
Lancaster University, Mapping the Lakes: A Literary GIS http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/mappingthelakes/index.htm
Franco Moretti, Atlas of the European Novel, 1800-1900 (1998)
Stanford Literary Lab, https://litlab.stanford.edu/
Robert T Tally (ed), Spatiality (2013)