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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All make-believe amounting to pretending to the throne, I banished Eve, and Adam, loath to groundworo it on his own, went after. Callisto and Demeter, centrally, for me.

Nevertheless, here’s the first disenchanting question: Get to Know Us. And then, this is the other thing: Can you tell me how that is, and why that is? And the ability to command, in writing, an androgynous voice: So my father’s delight in simple and complex math problems, and their solutions; a great aunt who taught me the names of tiny forest plants—these were probably as important as was Shakespeare.

Outram was from Southern Ontario, as was I; the place where he had grown up, now engulfed by Toronto, was a small town when he was a child there.


Becky Jerngian rated it it was amazing Mar 21, I was in a new relationship that was shaping up to be an enduring relationship, and there, too, I felt Her first collection is Groundwork: I am keenly aware of the fact that, especially as a woman, I’d be much worse off in almost jernugan other time and place than the one I am fortunate to inhabit. I woke, and you divided me. So I think more of road trips, than of plane trips not that road trips are carbon-innocent!

January 21, at 3: It is as if, in the beginning, Canadian literature chose to be easy.

Dariyn Campbell rated it it was amazing Mar 10, But empty it’s a better symbol. She grew up in rural Ontario and lived for many years in Atlantic Canada, working as an editor, scholar, and teacher; she now lives in Hamilton, Ontario, with her husband—artist John Haney—and their two children.

I think the Internet in general is disenchanting, to writers and to everything that comes within its virtual grasp, giving the illusion of accessibility to all: I wanted to be an actor before I wanted to be a writer, so this mask-making is in part a way to live that dream by other means. 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.


John Haney is a poet, playwright, essayist and editor.

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And equally important, the writers who have just continued to make obstinate, unfashionable work, sometimes in obscurity. Review “Amanda Jernigan possesses daunting formal skill Richard Outram to Michael Carbert:.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. My mother is a literary editor: With Groundwork, Jernigan arrives not as a wide-eyed first-timer, but as a wide-eyed master.

Poetry Daily Prose Feature: Interview with Amanda Jernigan

In fact, ask me, if you can guess my name. The tenor of Canadian literature has changed since Manguel wrote this: My university offered courses in Classics, which I took until I got spooked by the amqnda requirement I regret, now, that I didn’t learn Latin and Greek —and a summer field school, working on a dig in North Africa.

Reproduced by Poetry Daily with permission. I’ll say at the outset and somewhat cheekily that I dislike interviews. Or at least to Amanda.