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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To access the collection you go up three flight of stairs, then into a Stygian lobby, where you divest yourself of anything with pockets. I am particularly happy to hear what you say about the cadence of these poems. Learn how your comment data is processed.

In fact, ask me, if you can guess my name. It would be presumptuous of me to make any sweeping claims, but I do think of it as distinct from US poetry and from UK poetry.

Books by Amanda Jernigan. Evan added it Jul 12, And he’s an avid groundwprk, as was his father before him.

Can you say more about how you met Richard Outram, what your relationship was like, his position in Canadian poetry, and perhaps how you see your own position in Canadian poetry? Not Enabled Word Wise: Together they form a devastating critique of contemporary aesthetics. I think a writer is well out of the grounwork.


But it does still seem to me a bit. Thanks for sharing, Amanda.

Yes, I did study archaeology. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The literature is always more than gets noticed at any given time. Her first collection is Groundwork: I went to a reading by Amanda Jernigan 2 years ago and was blown away by her poetry, so I finally took the time to reread them and once again I was amazed.


Few poets today are versed in the archetypes that inform the European tradition, and even fewer can manipulate them with the grace of Amanda Jernigan. Scott Wilson marked it as to-read Feb 28, My husband, John, il miglior fabbromakes the best Caesar salad known to Man.

Adam at the Altar The name shall answer to the beast ………………………. Kim rated it really liked it Apr 02, I am keenly aware of the fact that, especially as a woman, I’d be much worse off in almost any other time and place than the one I am fortunate to inhabit. Also, your poems aim to be a series of delicate mediations that end with either a certain uneasy lightness or elusiveness.

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I slept, and while I slept I dreamed, a breaking wave, a flowering tree, and all of one accord I seemed.

I imagine Amanda Jernigan amanva her world with a spade, that multifarious tool of violence and recovery, with a personal mission to not just penetrate but live within. Do the poems echo each other in your view? 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.

Groundwork by Amanda Jernigan

Each of the three sequences was composed, for the most part, independently, prior to my sense that I might gather them into a triptych; but once the idea of a triptych was conceived, I began to sense the through-lines — and these through-lines ultimately became very important to me. The most vociferous representatives of the newly discovered literature were poets, and small publishers of poetry—Anansi, Talonbooks, Coach House Press—were among its most energetic champions.

When, thanks to the perseverance of young writers such as Margaret Atwood, and stubborn editors such as Robert Weaver, readers made the discovery that this literature existed, the pantheon of authors chosen to represent it set a style against which the writing to come was measured.


Explore the Home Gift Guide. To put it apocalyptically.

It needs only the ambivalence of the word strange to launch it from apparent insult to the stay against boredom in a long marriage: And there’s a big difference, for me, between “criticism, discourse,” and the kind of tweetable sniping see “On Modern Verse” that so often goes on online.

And amandda has a light, perfecting touch.

Or the uncompromising minimalism of Souvankham Thammavongsa and Sean Howard. Megan RFA marked it as to-read Dec 29, I met Richard Outram and his wife, the artist Barbara Howard, quite coincidentally, through my mother-in-law.

Jerrod marked it as to-read Dec 15, That was a wealth of experience, and a well of trouble, too, and there are ways in which I think I’m still recovering—and, on the other hand, still reveling in the settled glories of home. The trick is to close the box while still leaving it open. 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.

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And it happens that Tara, in addition to being a publicist, is a tremendously erudite scholar and poet — so I do trust both her judgment and her literary integrity. It is as if, in the beginning, Canadian literature chose to be easy. Read more Read less.