The three sequences of Groundwork comprise a sophisticated reworking of European myth on the order of Yeats’s The Tower. The first is situated by an. Editor’s Note (Jan 13, ): Amanda Jernigan’s book Groundwork, from which these poems were excerpted, was named one of the top five. Amanda Jernigan’s debut poetry collection forwards a critique of contemporary aesthetics and knowledge production. From archaeological excavations in.

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But, then, Outram was one of those people whose conversational speech actually enhanced rather than dispersed his mystique. Or, in an earlier generation, Outram’s contemporary, Jay Macpherson, whose work is important to me. I’ve always haunted the mailbox, waiting for its daily possible tidings of the outside world.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Amanda Jernigan is the author of two books of poems, Groundwork Biblioasis, and All the Daylight Hours Cormorant, —the first of these named to NPR’s list of best books of the year—as well as of the monograph Living in the Orchard: Might is not right, though it may be dominant and dominate everything around it and ultimately may destroy everything, including all of its instruments. Write us more, Amanda Jernigan.


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She has the lovely singing line, though the poems bite too; that strengthens the melody. How do you see the four wood [engravings] done by your husband functioning in this collection? The photos are by John Haney. Adam and Eve and Pinchme went down to the river to bathe.

As for your question as to whether the poems echo one another: Melissa Bennett rated it it was amazing Feb 05, The name shall answer to the beast ………………………. If so, can you describe your thoughts on both subjects and how they affected your poetic aesthetic?

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I think a writer is well out of the latter. Soliloquy All make-believe amounting to pretending to the throne, I banished Eve, and Adam, loath to go it on his own, went after. I’m not well enough read in contemporary American or British poetry to say much about any differences, inherent or incidental, between what’s going on here and what’s going on south of the border, or across the pond. Biblioasis rated it it was amazing Apr 01, Thanks for this considered and encouraging response.

Laven Sukumaran rated it liked it Apr 02, Which is one of the reasons a writer probably amannda be so foolish as to try to position herself within it! There is a hysterical insistence that poets be “relevant,” that is, write in response to news headlines. Did you have richly literate parents, or did you discover it in school; did you study it in university, or was there an alternate path?


Email required Address never made public. Their rhythms bear a sense of inevitability that pierces to the heart. Craig Power rated it really liked it Mar 15, There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Her work has been published and performed in Canada, the United States, and Germany, jegnigan is featured in the online archive of the Poetry Foundation. Groundwork by Amanda Jernigan.

They’re apt to domesticate or make diminutive approachable, nonthreatening their subjects. Other groundwoek have written about my work in the context of feminist formalism, in a tradition of Canadian myth poetry, in relation to Outram’s work, in the context of nature and ecology They are powerful magical objects, and they would be so if we never knew anything about you.