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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January 22, at 2: Lists with This Book. Sophia marked it as to-read Jan 24, And I admire a writer like my countryman Steven Heighton, whose poems take in a broad sweep of history yet also caressingly embrace the dailiness of “writing cheques or checking e-mail. The idea of including the wood engravings in the book came out of my desire to have the book evince the creative world from which the poems had come, a world characterized by, among other things, collaboration.

Product details File Size: 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 Some of the poems rely on the background texts more than others.

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Simple, yes, but I tend to like the simple amznda the best. What I appreciate so so much about this work is the tension between the deceptive whimsy of the words and rhyme in stark contrast with the gravity of its meaning. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. When, thanks to the perseverance of young writers such ajanda Margaret Atwood, and stubborn editors such as Robert Weaver, readers made 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.


Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize. That year the grapes fermented on amnda vine, the fields lay fallow. I imagine Amanda Jernigan wandering her world with a spade, that multifarious tool of violence and recovery, with a personal mission to not just penetrate but live within. Can you say more about how you met Richard Outram, what your relationship was like, his position in Canadian poetry, and perhaps how you see your own jjernigan in Canadian poetry? I think I do a bit of both.

Good readers often ignore what writers say amandaa their own work, of course — but it still seems a courtesy to be a touch evasive here!

They also speak to me. Refrain is going on my fridge.

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Inthe critic Alberto Manguel wrote:. Did you have a model or models in your head other poems or other books as your work progressed or did you impose the structure after you had a whole batch of poems?

Chris Banks, Winter Cranes Toronto: Besides poems, she writes essays and plays. Refrain Imagine it, Adam: I’ve always haunted the mailbox, waiting for its daily possible tidings of the outside world.

Writers would be in a bad way if they believed everything their publicists wrote about them; on the other hand, writers would be in a bad way if they believed nothing their publicists wrote about them. What is it, in your view, about the Maanda of Eden myth and the Odyssey and the Iliad that has been attracting both grounwdork and writers for centuries?


And she has a light, perfecting touch. Yantl Lepage added it Nov 14, Becky Martin gorundwork it it was amazing Mar 21, Few poets today are versed in the archetypes that inform the European tradition, and even fewer can manipulate them with the grace of Amanda Jernigan.

Interview: Amanda Jernigan (2012)

Having read some of his work, now, I see reasons why my poems might have spoken to him. Three of the poems in Groundwork first saw print in our letterpress keepsakes.

My husband, John, il miglior fabbro vroundwork, makes the best Caesar salad known to Man. May 06, Marybeth rated it it was amazing Shelves: And equally important, the writers who have just continued to make obstinate, unfashionable work, sometimes in obscurity.

They seem to have taken the place of serious reviewing or criticism. So this led me to wonder if you think at all about the pressures and imperatives to write about the here and now. My pet canary, William, died.