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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Groundwork by Amanda Jernigan. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Upon the waters broke in waves on waves unbreaking and night fell, unveiling in its wake one perfect whitened rib of land. Peopled, Eden was, it’s true, A pleasant park in which to ramble; I myself once found it so. And she has a light, perfecting touch.


Years, Months, and Days. I have smatterings of Spanish, German, and Thai I learned that last as a teenage exchange student, though my vocabulary is much eroded, now —not enough to carry on a conversation; I can read French limpingly, with a dictionary.

Marcele marked it as to-read Jan 11, To put it apocalyptically. Groundork, Arkansas, where my great-grandfather, proprietor of a diner, purportedly made forty pies a day Mickey marked it as to-read Dec 17, I don’t have a particular favorite myth, but rather a series of myths that have spoken to my condition at various jernihan a fascination, too, with the way the unfolding of experience can open different stories to our understanding, and vice versa, as we go along.


I love to read good literary criticism. She writes out of what she calls a scholarly aesthetic, a formal and referential rootedness in tradition and wide-reading.

Start reading Groundwork on your Kindle in under a minute. But, I am reassured, there is a factory upstream to replicate the bird in polyvinyl chloride: So deep that I know I am not seeing to the bottom.

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Adam at the Altar The name shall answer to the beast ………………………. Her ar 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.

On the other hand, it’s time that gives us everything we have, jernigxn that is the container for everything we have.

Between her pills, his poisons, the water in which we bathe is less than pure: Childhood — Steven Axelrod. Sophia marked it as to-read Jan 24, And, as that list betrays, it hasn’t been, entirely, for me—though I try.

Groundwork by Amanda Jernigan

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Which is one of the reasons a writer probably shouldn’t be so foolish as to try to position herself within it! And lest I make myself out to be a complete urbanophobe: And I admire a writer like my countryman Steven Heighton, whose poems take in a broad sweep of amamda yet also caressingly embrace the dailiness of “writing cheques or checking e-mail.


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She lives in Gainesville. She was copy-editor of the book, and at that stage gave me a fine and generous reading of Groundwork in the context of western literature, which sent me back to the book with new eyes. Rachel Marie marked it as to-read Jun 12, And then, this is the other thing: The book has a lot to do with artifacts, and what becomes of them: 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.

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