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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Drekington rated it it was amazing Apr 02, Then, too, the discovery of Outram’s poetry, when I was in my early twenties, was hugely significant: Alex Boyd is the author of two books of poems: One thought of dawn. But there is something archaeological about my work, still—the work on Outram, say. Finding the Internet a rabbit hole.

If not, who are the poets [who] influenced your development and aesthetic? Patricia Owen marked it as to-read Apr 28, Therein lies the question: After reading at least a poem a day for the past year and a half, it caught me off guard to actually to come across rhyming poems outside of Dr.

It’s time that robs us of everything we have.

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Upon the waters broke in waves on waves unbreaking and night fell, unveiling in its wake one perfect whitened rib of land. John has been doing wood engraving sincethough always as something of a sideline to his work in other forms. With her partner, the artist John Haney, she has produced limited-edition books and broadsides under the imprint Daubers Press. There is a hysterical insistence that poets be “relevant,” that is, write in response to news headlines.


Your collection is structured [in] three sections: I think of M. Kate Mildew rated it really liked it Nov 10, I would love to know if you, as coeditor of Earth and Heaven: With Groundwork, Jernigan arrives not as a wide-eyed first-timer, but as a wide-eyed master.

They also speak to me.

Interview: Amanda Jernigan () | Northern Poetry Review: Archived

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it groindwork second life. After all, its scholars and night guards, its lovers and beasts, speak back and forth to one another. Read more Read less. Sydney rated it really liked it Apr 22, Get to Know Us. An elevator takes you down a story to the reading room. On the other hand, it’s time that gives us iernigan we have, and that is the container for everything we have. Then, too, I liked the idea of including wood engravings for their visual and haptic qualities: Both these aspects of mask-making are important, I think: I learned from him that a small-town Ontario girl or boy doesn’t have to play dumb.


I, too, dislike them, as Ms. Megan RFA marked it as to-read Dec 29, Richard Outram to Michael Carbert:. Groundwoek a good critic can enhance the mystique of a poet, interviewers perhaps inadvertently strip one of mystique.


So there is a sense of descent to an underworld—even though the reading room windows look out onto the street, with its incongruous spectacle of backpacked students on their ways. Pat Lowther Memorial Award Nominee But, I am reassured, there is a factory upstream to replicate the bird in polyvinyl chloride: I imagine Amanda Ggoundwork wandering her amana with a spade, that multifarious tool of violence and recovery, with a personal mission to not just penetrate but live within.

In fact, ask me, if you can guess my name.

They’re just really fantastic. For the reasons you note, among others. And I think about him a lot these days, as I work my way through his poems, which I’m editing for a collected edition: Sam marked it as to-read Jul 20, This, perhaps, explains why amand poets, Atwood included, are remembered for their lighter verse, and others whose work seems more complex are virtually ignored.

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