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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Thus, for instance—for me—motherhood. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Between her pills, his poisons, the water in which we bathe is less than pure: Richard Outram to Michael Carbert:.

January 17, at What is it, in your view, about the Garden of Eden myth and the Odyssey and the Iliad that has been attracting both readers and writers for centuries?

That said, I have avoided creative writing courses since then—the workshop environment being, for me, deeply disenchanting, however helpful I know it has been to some.

But I will say this: Now, in my thirties, with children, I think of the Christian stories of Annunciation and Nativity, and, in the Classical tradition, of various mothers: I would love it if you could tell me a What place you’ve always wanted to visit but never have; and b What your favorite salad is.

I think I do a bit of both. I had the good fortune to travel a lot when I was younger: I think of M. She has the lovely singing line, though the poems bite too; that strengthens the melody. May 06, Marybeth rated it it was amazing Shelves: Notify me of new comments via email.

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Other people have written about my work in the context of feminist formalism, in a tradition of Canadian myth poetry, in relation to Outram’s work, in the context of nature and ecology Together they form a devastating critique of contemporary aesthetics. It’s an old fascination: And I’m deeply dependent on it. Or, in an earlier generation, Outram’s contemporary, Jay Macpherson, whose work is important to me.


I am amahda in love with humanity, and I write for humanity, and in the faith that, in spite of much evidence to the contrary, we are worth saving. The poems here are divided into three themes: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

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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 position in Canadian poetry? Marianna, Arkansas, where my great-grandfather, proprietor of a diner, purportedly made forty pies amandz day 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. Caroline marked it as to-read May 23, Even your account of your friendship with Richard Outram seems of a piece with the idea that time is long and deep and cyclical rather than linear—and he was, unbeknownst to you, showing you your future.

Refrain is going on my fridge. Outram asked that evening for my address, saying that he would send me some poems.

Adam and Eve were drowned. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Her first collection is Groundwork: 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 jeernigan stumbling into the relationship that would become my marriage.


Not intrinsically, but because there are too many of them nowadays. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.


Outram was from Southern Ontario, as was I; the place where he had grown up, now engulfed by Toronto, was a amanxa town when he was a child there. I’m aware, too, that at the age of thirty-seven I’ve already burned through more fossil fuels than any human being has a right to.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The following stanza from the poem “Of It may sound simplistic, but grouncwork the most surprising feature of Amanda Jernigan’s Groundwork is that some of the poems actually rhymed. As for contemporary aesthetics: Sam marked it as to-read Jul 20, Books by Amanda Jernigan. Still, we construct these arcs, these myths. And while I agree that it is, on the whole, not terribly useful to think of oneself as “positioned” in the field, I ask because there’s a stance toward time inherent in it.

Interview: Amanda Jernigan (2012)

The streams, uninterrupted, flow from Eden as they always did. I am a country mouse living in the city, and although I’ve learned to walk without constantly looking over my shoulder, I’m not really naturalized to urban life.

One felt that things were shaping up, somehow, that it was getting on. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.