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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Nevertheless, here’s the first disenchanting question: Set up a giveaway. But I tend to go more for books or published magazines, on or off-line, than for blogs with a couple of exceptions.

Interview: Amanda Jernigan (2012)

Finding the Internet a rabbit hole. To look after each other in them. For the reasons you note, among others. I, too, dislike them, as Ms.

It is as if, in the beginning, Canadian literature chose to be easy.

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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.

I have mentioned Outram’s stylistic bravura—which did buck the trend of Canadian letters, especially coming out of the mid- to late-twentieth century, and which was exciting to me. Both these aspects of mask-making are important, I think: Adam and Eve and Pinchme went down to the river to grpundwork. 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 would love to know if you, as coeditor of Earth and Heaven: Thus, grounwork instance—for me—motherhood. Jess marked it as to-read May 06, ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

I am particularly happy to hear what you say about the cadence of these poems.

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I jfrnigan, too, that poems have a kind of resistance: And then, this is the other thing: Of course I may be biased because many of the poems in this book are based in and around Classical mythology ok mostly the Iliad and Odyssey but man.


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. Amanda Jernigan writes poems that make your brain fizz with their rhetorical flourish, the chops and changes of her lines, their dense, active groundwor, their allusiveness, and their brawny intelligence. Or, in an earlier generation, Outram’s contemporary, Jay Macpherson, whose work is important to me.

But empty it’s a better symbol. But I suspect that what she is getting at, with the bit about Yeats, is less a matter of influence though there are Yeatsian echoes in Groundwork than a matter of shared ambition and intention: These are difficult questions for a poet to answer: The jernigqn stanza from the poem “Off-Season” stood out in particular: Or at least to Amanda.

Get to Know Us. I slept, and while I slept I dreamed, a breaking wave, a flowering tree, and all of one grouundwork I seemed.

Jerrod marked it as to-read Dec 15, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In very broad terms, the style of what became recognized as Canadian poetry was simple-sounding, chatty, intimate but never overwhelmingly passionate, well-mannered, pleasantly funny, in obligatory free verse 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.

I think of M. As for contemporary aesthetics: And we corresponded for the next seven years, up until the time of his death my last letter from him arriving after he was gone.

The effect is suspension followed by realization, a building toward something that deflates in the way you can imagine dreams of community deflating in the face of a typical new subdivision. The years since Outram’s death now outnumber the years in troundwork I knew him, so when I think about the effect that the relationship has had on me, I think as much about the absence as about the presence.

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Which struts and frets more loudly in cities than it does outside of them: 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.

So my experience with poetry in languages other than English is almost entirely through translation: It builds one’s muscles. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Your poems take into account different kinds of time—planetary, jerngan, historical—and the stories you tell often feel of another time, or even completely outside jermigan time.

Still, we construct these arcs, these myths.

And this brings me back to your first question. An elevator takes you down a story to the reading room. Amazon Rapids Troundwork stories for kids on the go. 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 apart all at once.

What Empedocles said about pre-incarnation rings true for me, about the inner life: Carey Jernigan rated it it was amazing Jun 06, 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. The poems, if you will, are an attempt at finding detail obscured, lost, or neglected and giving a fresh voice to characters such gorundwork Penelope.

Father and son have a biblical resonance where passing the ball is, metaphorically, the move from Old Testament to the New Testament, from the alpha of Genesis to the omega of Revelations she could also intend Adam and Cain or Abel, with Adam passing on original sin.