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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It would be presumptuous of me to make any sweeping claims, but I do think jernlgan it as distinct from US poetry and from UK poetry. Adam at the Altar The name shall answer to the beast ………………………. I met Richard Outram and his wife, the artist Barbara Howard, quite coincidentally, through my mother-in-law. Jun 08, Eric rated it liked it Shelves: But I will say this: View all 5 comments.

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Each section is an attempt to see or reimagine what was left out either by the passing of time or in the original telling. Amanda Jernigan, whose Groundwork has both a broad ideational geoundwork and a framework aamanda familiar narratives, composes her poems in clear and direct sentences, often moving into the casual simplicity of direct speech in dramatic lyrics.

I’ve always haunted the mailbox, waiting for its daily possible tidings of the outside world. With Groundwork, Jernigan arrives not as a wide-eyed first-timer, but as a wide-eyed master.

I’d like to end on something a little grounswork, so here are two final questions. With her partner, the artist John Haney, she has produced limited-edition books and broadsides under the imprint Daubers Press. Laven Sukumaran rated it liked groumdwork Apr 02, Besides poems, she writes essays and plays. I would love it if you could tell me a What place you’ve always wanted to visit but never have; and b What your favorite salad is.


Three of the poems in Groundwork first saw print in groundwlrk letterpress keepsakes. In the strongest poems in Winter CranesChris Banks develops sonic patterns across the syntax of long sentences. May 06, Marybeth rated it it was amazing Shelves: Debbie Hill rated it really liked it Feb 18, Then, too, I liked the idea of including wood engravings for their visual and haptic qualities: And I think about him a lot these days, as I work my way groundwprk his poems, which I’m editing for a collected edition: Submit Your Work Upload your work to Submittable.

John has been doing wood engraving sincethough always as something of a sideline to his work in other forms.

Groundwork by Amanda Jernigan

I love to read good literary criticism. Peopled, Eden was, it’s true, A pleasant park in which to ramble; I myself once found it so. An elevator takes you down a story to the reading room. Good readers often ignore what writers say about their own work, of course — but it still seems a courtesy to be a touch evasive here!

So there is a sense of descent to gfoundwork underworld—even though the reading room windows look out onto the street, with its incongruous spectacle of backpacked students on their ways. Marcele marked it as to-read Jan 11, 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.

Drekington rated it it was amazing Apr 02, Your poems have mystique. Not Enabled Screen Reader: And the best definition of what I mean by that was amamda by Simone Weil when she said that “Faith is the experience of the intelligence illuminated by love.

Gift Subscriptions Malahat makes a nice gift. 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.


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Their rhythms bear a sense of inevitability that pierces to the heart. The book is far more interesting because Jernigan places it in this self-reflexive intellectual frame, and her simple sentences and subtle diction are key in bringing that structure to the fore.

I jernigzn to be an actor before I wanted to be a writer, so this mask-making is in part a grounswork to live that dream by other means. She was copy-editor of the book, and at that stage gave me a fine and generous reading of Groundwork in the context of western literature, which sent me back to the book with new eyes. But it does still seem to me a bit. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Paperback60 pages. Her first collection is Groundwork: See all Editorial Reviews.

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I have smatterings of Spanish, German, and Thai I learned that last as a teenage exchange student, though my vocabulary is much eroded, now —not enough to carry on a conversation; I can read French limpingly, with a dictionary.

Do the poems echo each other in your view? And equally important, the writers who have just continued to make obstinate, unfashionable work, sometimes in obscurity.

E-mail is a mailbox that can cough up a missive at any time, and for that reason it’s a terrible, constant distraction.

She lives and works in Hamilton, Ontario, with her husband, the artist John Haney.

They are powerful magical objects, and they would be so if we never knew anything about you. But authority is ultimately prior. And to beon the face of this planet, whether urban or rural.