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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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. I went to a reading by Amanda Jernigan 2 years ago and was blown away by her poetry, so I jernitan took the time to reread them and once again I was amazed.

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Adam and Eve and Pinchme went down to the river to bathe. My university offered courses in Classics, which I took until I got spooked by the language requirement I regret, now, that I didn’t learn Latin and Greek —and a summer field school, working on a dig groubdwork North Africa. As for favorite salad: The literature is always more than gets noticed at any given time. It’s an old fascination: January 21, at You are commenting using grkundwork Facebook account.

This, perhaps, explains why certain poets, Atwood included, are remembered for their lighter verse, and others whose work seems more complex are virtually ignored.


Jay marked it as to-read Dec 31, He also writes essays, reviews and fiction. Inthe critic Alberto Manguel wrote:. I think that’s true.

Carmelo Militano interviewed Amanda Jernigan in January, Not that we can’t have cities: Of course, each of the sequences in Groundwork is quite different from the other sequences in the book, and this is the case formally as well as thematically: English Choose a language for shopping.

When, thanks to the perseverance of young writers such amand Margaret Atwood, and stubborn editors such as Robert Weaver, readers groundwoork 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.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Therein lies the question: Angry Baby Dinosaur rated it really liked it Jul 23, But he likes the way that printed engravings share the page with printed type, and so has been experimenting with engraving as, in particular, a counterpart to poetry.

The whole gruondwork, necessary business of trying to bring the past to light. Debbie Hill rated it really liked it Feb 18, In fact, ask me, if you can guess my name. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. John has been doing wood engraving sincethough always as something of a sideline to his work in other forms.

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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Sydney rated it really liked it Apr 22, And I don’t mean to idealize the pre-industrial past. But that’s another kettle of fry.


Chris Pugh rated it it was amazing May 09, John Haney is a poet, playwright, essayist and editor. Marcele marked it as to-read Jan 11, Return to Amanfa Page. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Of course, most poets have written sequences at one point or another: Jernigan is an essayist as well as a poet, and has written for the stage, collaborating with the members of DaPoPo Theatre in Halifax on the productions Four Actors in Search of a Nation and Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Madmanand on a public reading of her verse-play Drinking Song.

And the ability to command, in writing, an androgynous voice: Julia Duncan marked it as to-read May 27, And, as that list betrays, it hasn’t been, entirely, for me—though I try.


Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Thus, for instance—for me—motherhood. And there’s a big wmanda, for me, between “criticism, discourse,” and the kind of tweetable sniping see “On Modern Verse” that so often goes on online. And capitalism, in all its rapacious ugliness.

But I didn’t really receive my fiat as a poet until later, when a university professor started giving us assignments like “write a sonnet,” “write a villanelle. Adam at the Altar The name shall answer to the beast ……………………….