Years, Months, and Days (Paperback)Amanda Jernigan (author)
Paperback 64 Pages / Published: 10/05/2018
- Publisher out of stock
New poetry from a writer who has been published in major poetry magazines across Canada (ARC Poetry), the US (Poetry), and the UK (Dark Horse), and featured online by Best American Poetry and the Poetry FoundationJernigan's first book of poems, Groundwork, was listed as one of NPR's Top 5 Books of the YearSpare, short poems with considerable weight and an intrinsic spirituality that will appeal to both secular and religious readers (compare: fiction of Marilynne Robinson)
Number of pages: 64
Dimensions: 178 x 127 mm
Praise for Years, Months, and Days "[Years, Months, and Days] is carried by Jernigan's obvious respect for her sponsoring material and by her superb ear." -The New York Times "Exquisite . . . deeply resonant . . . . There's often a metaphysical cast to her forthright observations, which makes them both evocative and poignant." -Toronto Star "Amanda Jernigan's small and beautiful book should be on your bedside table even if it is as heaped as mine. Just 4" by 5" and fewer than 70 pages, the book consists of untitled, spare, and simply-worded poems which evoke the cycles of life, the seasons, and human longing for meaning and connection. The poems expand in your head, opening your mind to matters beyond the day-to-day."-Arc Poetry Magazine "The poems are tiny, seeds only, bare of flourish, each containing the germ of an idea so large the mind can hardly hold it . . . . If you seek to tune those numbered days of yours to what is most frightfully vital, you might carry this book in your satchel awhile. It's tiny enough to conceal in a large pocket, but it thunders, and its seeds carry fields." -Image "Singular . . . stirring . . . invites pauses and contemplation. It is [Jernigan's] keen sense of what is essential that guides . . . these meditations." -Hamilton Review of Books "An elegant little book...Jernigan crafts pithy yet piercing poems that echo in the mind."-Canadian Literature "Vespers. Devotional. Breathtakingly sparse. Elegant. Wondrous. Moving. Rare." - Jeff Kirby, knife | fork | book
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