• June 13, 2019

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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Your poems have mystique. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Jan 01, Brad rated it it was amazing Shelves: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Jo marked it as to-read Sep 15, Thanks for ajanda, Amanda. She ejrnigan me feel that as I read her poems, some of the most beautiful I’ve read in quite some time, and when a poet makes me feel as deeply as she, I will give them all my attention forever. And she, too, is born and bred in the briar patch: There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

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. I used to dig up pill bottles and groundhog skulls on the river bank behind my parents’ house. I’d like to end on something a little lighter, so here are two final questions.

It’s easier for me to talk about Outram’s place in Canadian poetry than it is to talk jefnigan my own place. In keeping with the maxim that truth is stranger than fiction, both “The Marble King” and the woman in “Favourite” are based, albeit loosely, on people in my life. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Still, we construct these arcs, these myths. Jay marked it as to-read Dec 31, The scholarship I found, in its minutiae, less interesting, so I schlepped off to the English department.


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After each sequence there seems to be a feeling of undefined loss, even in your surreal poems or comic ones. She grew up in rural Ontario and lived for many years in Atlantic Canada, working as an editor, scholar, and teacher; she now lives in Hamilton, Ontario, with her husband—artist John Haney—and their two children.

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ArtC marked it as to-read Apr 06, Three of the poems in Groundwork first saw print in our letterpress keepsakes. Peopled, Eden was, it’s true, A pleasant park in which to ramble; I myself once found it so. Yantl Lepage added it Nov 14, This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

What effect are you aiming for with your endings?

John Haney is a poet, playwright, essayist and editor. Laven Sukumaran rated it liked it Apr 02, Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. But there’s an ethical imperative, too, to writing about the world as we know it.

I’m aware, too, that at the age of thirty-seven I’ve already burned through more fossil fuels than any human being has a right to. When I met Outram, I was fresh out of my first year of university—nursing writerly ambitions, but with little sense of what sort of a writer I might be.


So this led me to wonder if you think at all about the pressures and imperatives to write about the here and now.

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I think poets are enslaved by the contemporary—one’s contemporaries—yet I also believe in criticism, in discourse. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Carmelo Militano interviewed Amanda Jernigan in January, That year the grapes fermented on the vine, the fields lay fallow.

But first she crawls under the sod and cools herself amongst the worms and subterranean damp, and later she comes up clean and unsoiled by her journey, being with it and amadna all at once. 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.

Interview: Amanda Jernigan (2012)

There is a hysterical insistence that poets be “relevant,” that is, write in response to news headlines. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Grounvwork for this considered and encouraging response. On the other hand, it’s time that gives us everything we have, and that is the container for everything we have. Their capacity is the capacity of jernigaan life: The poems here are divided into three themes: Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.