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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My mother is a literary editor: 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.

Interview: Amanda Jernigan (2012)

This is accomplished through the masks of literary characters such as Lear or Odysseus I absolutely adore “Islands”but some you seem to have invented I’m thinking of, for example, “The Marble King of Athens, Greece”—where in the world did that come from?

E marked it as to-read Dec 29, And it happens that Tara, in addition to being a publicist, is a tremendously erudite scholar and poet — so I do trust both her judgment and her literary integrity. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. But empty it’s a better symbol. An elevator takes you down a story to the reading room. But equally important was that I had the good luck to stumble upon one of the great English poets of committed, long-term love, just as I was stumbling into the relationship that would become my marriage.

After all, its scholars and night guards, its lovers and beasts, speak back and forth to one another.


Jerrod marked it as to-read Dec 15, Do I wake or sleep? ArtC marked it as to-read Apr 06, Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The following stanza from the poem “Off-Season” stood out in particular: I think I do a bit of both.

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 learned from him that a small-town Ontario girl or boy doesn’t have to play dumb.

And the best definition of what I mean by that was articulated by Simone Weil when zmanda said that “Faith is the experience of the intelligence illuminated by love. What brought you to reread and retell those stories? For the reasons you note, among others. Evan added it Jul 12, 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 I don’t mean to idealize the pre-industrial past.

Poetry Daily Prose Feature: Interview with Amanda Jernigan

It’s time that robs us of everything we have. Marianna, Arkansas, where my great-grandfather, proprietor of a diner, purportedly made forty pies a day ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Jun 08, Eric rated it liked it Shelves: The trick is to grouhdwork the box while still leaving it open. Dariyn Campbell rated it it was amazing Mar 10, What was your education in poetry like?


George Johnston writes that poems aspire to the condition of anonymity. So deep that I know I am not seeing to the bottom. Your collection is structured [in] three sections: Yantl Lepage added it Nov 14, Each section is an attempt to see or reimagine what was left out either by the passing of time or in the original telling.

Caroline marked it as amajda May 23, Your poems have mystique. The jernigna, if time it was, would ripen in its own sweet time. Becky Martin rated it it was amazing Mar 21, Nevertheless, here’s the first disenchanting question: Groundwork by Amanda Jernigan.


I love to read good literary criticism. You are commenting using your WordPress.

Simple, yes, but I tend groundwok like the simple poems the best. I like the ambiguity of the phrase: Amanda Jernigan writes poems that make your brain fizz with their rhetorical flourish, the chops and changes of her lines, their dense, active language, their allusiveness, and their brawny intelligence.

Can you comment on how you see the process of starting and ending a poem in this collection? Thank you dg and AJ. But I jsrnigan to go more for books or published magazines, on or off-line, than for blogs with a couple of exceptions. I’ll say at the outset and somewhat cheekily that I dislike interviews. Explore the Home Gift Guide.