What the Mapmaker Knows

    O is the ocean and t the consequence of time at the edge of a landscape of dots plotted into the plane with a constant scale. Any place can be located and later divided by cultural and social data and sketched on a napkin—disregarding distance and leaving only the little one knows. Description...

    Description of a Badly Drawn Horse

    The horse's head looks more like the butt end of an oar, squared off and wooden the way an animal's is not. Its mane is mangy; the mouth toothy; one white eye is wild. The legs tangle at wrong angles and the body seems short. This was a horse to shoot, but I sharpened my pencil instead, and...