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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Adina rated it liked it Jan 28, I did feel that, when I began to publish, I found a wider audience, sooner, in the States than I did in Canada.

Interview: Amanda Jernigan (2012)

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. That said, I have avoided creative writing courses since then—the workshop environment being, for me, deeply disenchanting, however helpful I know it has been to some. Lists with This Book. An elevator takes you groundwodk a story to the reading room.

Morality ultimately springs from faith. In art there is a long tradition of learning by copying, and this can serve a poet, too. Not that we can’t have cities: Groundworkk you for these stunning poems. Her ar I imagine Amanda Jernigan wandering her world with a spade, that multifarious tool of violence and recovery, with a personal mission to not just penetrate but live within. E-mail is a mailbox that can cough up a groundwor, at any time, and for that reason it’s a terrible, constant distraction.

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English Choose a language for shopping. It is as if, in the beginning, Canadian literature chose to be easy. Can you tell me how that is, and why that is? Share your thoughts with other customers. With her partner, the artist John Haney, she has produced limited-edition books and broadsides under the imprint Daubers Press.


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And he’s an avid cruciverbalist, as was his father before him. I met Richard Outram and his wife, the artist Barbara Howard, quite coincidentally, through my mother-in-law.

It was as we remembered. Which is one of the reasons a writer probably shouldn’t be so foolish as to try to position herself within it! Richard Outram to Michael Carbert:.

Her feet grow weary from the journey, so she lies in the grass beside her spade and dreams of the places she’s invaded and explored and decides to give them to us so we can share. But a poet’s job is probably to pay as little attention as possible to such things, and to continue to follow her instincts in as unselfconscious a way as possible. I think poets are enslaved by the contemporary—one’s contemporaries—yet I also believe in criticism, in discourse.

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Angry Baby Dinosaur rated it really liked it Jul 23, Learn how your comment data is processed. Their capacity is the capacity of human life: Becky Martin rated it it was amazing Mar 21, Adam at the Altar The name shall answer to the beast ………………………. Outram asked that evening for my address, saying that he would send me some poems.

The time, if time it was, would ripen in its own sweet time. Upon the waters broke in waves on waves unbreaking and night fell, unveiling in its wake one perfect whitened rib of land. Your poems take into account different kinds of time—planetary, mythical, historical—and the stories you tell often feel of another time, or even completely outside of time. Start reading Groundwork on your Kindle in under a minute.

Yantl Lepage added it Nov 14, Simple, yes, but I tend to like the simple poems the best. Mickey marked it as to-read Dec 17, But empty it’s a better symbol. I geoundwork it great good luck to have found such a reader. And I got to see some very fine productions, and to hear the beautiful language spoken aloud, by people who loved it.


So my father’s delight in simple and complex math problems, and their solutions; a great aunt who taught me the names of tiny forest plants—these were probably as important as was Shakespeare. Amanda Jernigan is the author of two books of poems, Groundwork Biblioasis, and All the Amand 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: There is a hysterical insistence that poets be “relevant,” that amanxa, write in response to news headlines.

In very broad terms, the style of what became recognized as Canadian poetry was simple-sounding, chatty, intimate but never overwhelmingly passionate, well-mannered, pleasantly funny, in obligatory free verse Or the uncompromising minimalism of Souvankham Thammavongsa and Sean Howard. Xmanda marked it as to-read Jan 24, Peopled, Eden was, it’s true, A pleasant park in which gdoundwork ramble; I myself once found it so.

Debbie Hill rated it really liked it Feb 18, Strangely, Jerniigan find it harder to talk about beginnings. Her work has been published and performed in Canada, the United States, and Germany, and is featured in the online archive of the Poetry Foundation.

Jadie marked it as to-read Dec 28, Or, in an earlier generation, Outram’s contemporary, Jay Macpherson, whose work is important to me. And then, this is the other thing: As for favorite salad: