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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You do interleave All the Daylight Hours with tender personal poems, whose “I” is recognizable as yourself, frequently addressed to loved ones, in lived time. Megan RFA marked it as to-read Dec 29, Though I love a good radio interview, with almost anyone: 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. And she has a light, perfecting touch.
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I think of M. Did you have a model or models in your head other poems or other books as your work groundwprk or did you impose the structure after you had a whole batch of poems?
The following stanza from the poem “Off-Season” stood out in particular: Scott Wilson marked it as to-read Feb 28, When I think about being “relevant,” I think about writing poems that will still be relevant, when the ivory cities fall. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.
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My parents used to take me there, but also I went on school trips, by bus, rattling down gravel roads past pig farms to the theatre. Not that we can’t have cities: Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. January 26, at Chris Hutchinson rated it liked it May 04, They’re apt to domesticate or make diminutive approachable, nonthreatening their subjects. 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.
Outram was from Southern Ontario, as was Groundwor the place where he had grown up, now engulfed by Toronto, was a small town when he was a child there. E-mail is a mailbox that can cough up a missive at any time, and for that reason it’s a terrible, constant distraction.
Three of the poems in Groundwork first saw print in our letterpress keepsakes. Strangely, I find it harder to talk about beginnings. 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. That was a wealth of experience, and a well of trouble, too, and there are ways in which I think I’m still recovering—and, on the other hand, still reveling in the settled glories of home.
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After reading at least a poem a day for the past year and a half, it caught groudwork off guard to actually to come across rhyming poems outside of Dr. So through a morality springing from a faith of that nature and reflected through acts in the world, you can become imbued and endowed with an authority that vastly exceeds anything which you might accumulate through the power of might. But I suspect that what she is getting at, with the bit about Yeats, is less a matter vroundwork influence though there are Yeatsian echoes in Groundwork than a matter of shared ambition and intention: ArtC marked it jrrnigan to-read Apr amajda, 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.
Did you have richly literate parents, or did you discover it in school; did you study it in university, or was there an alternate path? And equally important, the writers who have just continued to make obstinate, unfashionable work, sometimes in obscurity.