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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She writes out of what she calls a scholarly aesthetic, a formal and referential rootedness in tradition and wide-reading. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

Arun Budhathoki rated it liked it May 22, Becky Martin rated it it was amazing Mar 21, Jamie Ross marked it as to-read Dec 29, But equally important was that I had the good luck to amandz 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.

The poems, if you will, are an attempt at finding detail obscured, lost, or neglected and giving a fresh voice to characters such as Penelope. The effect is suspension followed by realization, a building toward something that deflates in the way you can imagine dreams of community deflating in the face of a typical new subdivision.


Set up a giveaway. I, too, dislike them, as Ms. Get to Know Us. And I don’t mean to idealize the pre-industrial past.

The cadence and rhythm lulling and significant without being overly self conscious. Jess marked it as to-read May 06, And while I jefnigan that it is, on the whole, groundaork terribly useful to think of oneself as “positioned” in the field, I ask because there’s a stance toward time inherent in it. Soliloquy All make-believe amounting to pretending to the throne, I banished Eve, and Adam, loath to go it on his own, went after. Kim rated it really liked it Apr 02, But there is something archaeological about my work, still—the work on Outram, say.


She lives in Gainesville. Or at least to Amanda. My father is an engineer and amabda, but he’s the true “recreational reader” in our family, putting back the books, all sorts, at great speeds.

But more and more, what I want to write about is primary concern. Jerngian I think more of road trips, than of plane trips not that road trips are carbon-innocent! He also writes essays, reviews and fiction. Refrain is going on my fridge.

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My mother is a literary editor: Preview — Groundwork by Amanda Jernigan. How do you see the four wood [engravings] done by your husband functioning in this collection?

But empty it’s a amnada symbol.


The following stanza from the poem “Of It may sound simplistic, but perhaps the most surprising feature of Amanda Jernigan’s Groundwork is that some of the poems actually rhymed. Yes, I did study archaeology. Carolyn rated it liked it Feb 08, I used to dig up pill bottles and groundhog skulls on the river bank behind my parents’ house.

Patricia Owen marked it as to-read Apr 28, Yantl Lepage added it Nov 14, Refrain Imagine it, Adam: I love performance, and the plasticity of identity in performance. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. In fact, ask me, if you can guess my name. 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.

Where a good critic can enhance the mystique of a poet, interviewers perhaps inadvertently strip one of mystique. Write us more, Amanda Jernigan. But first she crawls under the sod and cools herself amongst the worms and subterranean damp, and later she comes up clean and unsoiled by her journey, being with it and apart all at once.