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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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Mickey marked it as to-read Dec 17, They seem to have taken the place of serious reviewing or criticism. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refrain Imagine it, Adam: John Haney is a poet, playwright, essayist and editor.

Inthe critic Alberto Manguel wrote:.


Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. I am a country mouse living in the city, and although I’ve learned to walk without constantly looking over my groundsork, I’m not really naturalized to urban life.

I think a writer is well out of the latter.

I love performance, and the plasticity of identity in performance. This site uses cookies.

They are, of course, the questions, and to answer them directly feels unmannerly — as if I were stealing from the reader the opportunity for a direct encounter with the text. And I think about him a lot these days, as I work my way through his poems, which I’m editing for a collected edition: I am particularly happy to hear what you say about the cadence of these poems.


My consolation is that this is, still, an illusion—the real world as intractable, as salutarily resistant, as ever. So deep that I know I am not seeing to the bottom.

Laven Sukumaran rated it liked it Apr 02, I’m not well enough read in contemporary American or British poetry to say much about any differences, inherent or incidental, between what’s going on here and jernnigan going on south of the border, or across the pond. Scott Wilson marked it as to-read Feb 28, Of course, each of the sequences in Groundwork is quite different from the other sequences in the book, and this is the case formally as well as thematically: Write us more, Amanda Jernigan.

But, then, Outram was one of those people whose conversational speech actually enhanced rather than dispersed his mystique. I think of M. But that’s another kettle of fry. I love to read good literary criticism.

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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Wanted to clarify, briefly, about the span of time over which these poems were written. Not that we can’t have cities: Her first collection is Groundwork: When I met Outram, I was fresh out of my first year of university—nursing writerly ambitions, but with little sense of what sort of a writer I might be.

After reading at least a poem a day for the past year and a jernogan, it caught me off guard to actually to come across rhyming poems outside of Dr. I think that’s true.


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Sydney rated it really liked it Apr 22, The streams, uninterrupted, flow from Eden as they troundwork did. 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.

The scholarship I found, in its minutiae, less interesting, so I schlepped off to the English department. Of course I may be biased jernign many of the poems in this book are based in and around Classical mythology ok mostly the Iliad and Odyssey but man. John has been doing wood engraving sincethough always as something of a sideline to his work in other forms. Bookworm marked it as to-read Jul 03, But I think often of Northrop Frye’s distinction between primary concerns food, sex, shelter, liberty of movement [I’d add love, in its many forms] and secondary concerns patriotism, religion, class-conditioned attitudes and groundsork.