by Amanda Jernigan and John Haney


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Like Devin Johnston, the Canadian poet Amanda Jernigan possesses daunting formal skill — if you're looking for someone who can turn out an effortless-seeming slant rhymed quatrain, Groundwork is the book for you. As the title implies, much of Jernigan's collection is concerned with exploring the past (and the idea of the past), whether that process involves the physical work of archaeological excavation ("The Fieldworker") or the spiritual subtleties of myth ("Penelope in Heavy

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