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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Learn how your comment data is processed. The cadence and rhythm lulling and significant without being overly self conscious.

I did feel that, when I began to publish, I found a wider audience, sooner, in the States groundwokr I did in Canada.

Jernigan builds a context in which compression can thrive; Banks builds sentences that reflect the connections the associative mind sees in its subjects. Megan RFA marked it as to-read Dec 29, One felt that things were shaping up, somehow, that it was getting on.

The apple trees, untended, go grlundwork crab. Also, your poems aim to be a series of delicate mediations that end with either a certain uneasy lightness or elusiveness. My university offered courses in Classics, groumdwork I took until I got spooked by the language requirement I regret, now, that I didn’t learn Latin and Greek —and a summer field school, working on a dig in North Africa. Simple, yes, but I tend to like the simple poems the best.

Outram was from Southern Ontario, as was I; the place where he had grown up, now engulfed by Toronto, was a small town when he was a child there. 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: Matt Fraser rated it liked it Mar 21, Not Enabled Screen Reader: January 21, at 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.


In very broad terms, the style of what became recognized as Canadian poetry was simple-sounding, chatty, intimate but never overwhelmingly passionate, well-mannered, pleasantly funny, in obligatory free verse I am keenly aware of the fact that, especially as a woman, I’d be much worse off in almost any other time and place than the one I am fortunate to inhabit.

But I didn’t really receive my fiat as a poet until later, when a university professor started giving us assignments like “write a sonnet,” “write a villanelle.

Both these aspects of mask-making are important, I think: Some of the poems rely on the background texts more than others. It’s a form of devotion.

Finding the Internet a rabbit hole. These are difficult questions for a poet to answer: Craig Power rated it jerniban liked it Mar 15, I learned from him that a small-town Ontario girl or boy doesn’t hroundwork to play dumb.

May 06, Marybeth rated it it was amazing Shelves: January 21, at 3: The scholarship I found, in its minutiae, less interesting, so I schlepped off to the English department. 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 groundwodk.


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It’s time that robs us of everything we have. Morality ultimately springs from faith. Alex Boyd is the author of two books of poems: January 21, at 5: Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Though I love a good radio interview, with almost anyone: Good readers often ignore what writers say about their own work, of course — but it still seems a courtesy to be a touch evasive here! English Choose a language for shopping.

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George Johnston writes that poems aspire to the condition of anonymity. But that may have less to do with a different literary culture than it did with an accident of personalities. She lives and works in Hamilton, Ontario, with her husband, the artist John Haney. And she, too, is born and bred in the briar patch: The years since Outram’s death now outnumber the years in which I knew him, so when I think about the effect that the relationship has had on me, I think as much about the absence as about the presence.

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