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Few writers can say as much, in as few words, as Jernigan does time and time again in her first two collections, Groundwork and All the Daylight Hoursbooks steeped in mythological and philosophical considerations.
Years, Months, and Days The book, "a transfiguration of Mennonite hymns" specifically the nearly year-old Mennonite hymnal Die Gemeinschaftliche Liedersammlungexplores religious thought its philosophy, its myth in poems so tiny you might easily overlook them.
At sixty pages, few of which contain more than thirty words, Years, Months, and Days is so small that this interview about it exceeds the book's word count many times over.
And yet the poems contain whole worlds, whole schools of thought, which can be unpacked and unpacked, if you so desire, or simply enjoyed for the work they do on the tongue and ear.
If some books can be read in one sitting, this one can be read ten times in that same span, and in each reading it will be a new book, making of itself a new offering.
Needless to say, it's a rather singular reading experience in the world of contemporary Canadian poetry. I sat down with Amanda to discuss Years, Months and Days, the recent deepening of religious themes in her work, the mentors who shaped her writing life, a new poetry-dirty-word to replace "accessible," and much more.
I hope you enjoy! Amanda Jernigan, dropping anchor in preparation for a barrage of interview question. What were the anchoring points which kept the poems tethered in some way to the original text? Bless thee, Bottom, bless thee!
What I could understand, initially, was very little: I worked not with whole hymns but with fragments of hymns, sometimes mere phrases — but fragments or phrases I felt I could understand.
Often these were moments of doubt and darkness in the hymns. Sometimes they were moments of longing. Sometimes they were moments in which faith is expressed through or in the rhythms of the natural world.
What I did not understand, embarking on the work of translation, were, among other things, the words God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit. And such occur very often in the hymnal, as you will not be surprised to hear.
So in this sense, as a translator, I was profoundly limited. But moments of doubt and darkness, of longing, of a deeply felt resonance between the rhythms of faith and the rhythms of the natural world — it turns out that all of these things figure, both in the hymnal and in the mythos that is its source, not at all peripherally.
So, by following my way along what I felt to be the margins of the text — like Chuchundra, the muskrat in The Jungle Book, who creeps around by the wall out of fear — I found myself caught unawares at the centre. The poems read very differently to me now than they did when I wrote them.
The two books are united in that the chapbook is also a rendering of religious song the text for a new cantata for the Feast of the Presentation.
Do you see the two projects as linked? My process in the writing of The Temple was quite different. It is quite a different book. The two projects were not directly related, though they both have had a life as words for music.
The first was commissioned by Inter Arts Matrix as part of a choral work by Colin Labadie, the second by countertenor Daniel Cabena as part of a cantata by Zachary Wadsworth: But the engagement of Years, Months, and Days is with the texts of specific, German-language Protestant hymns.
The Temple engages with the Christian mythos much more generally — but specifically with the mythos, or mythoi, of the Gospels.
And I entered this world not from the margins, like Chuchundra, but in the middle, through the experiences of conception and pregnancy and labour and birth and motherhood — in their literal manifestations, and in their imaginal manifestations, also — experiences that are of crucial importance in the Gospels.
The Temple is a story of motherhood, specifically; it is also a story of a woman in love more generally. And it is a story that attempts to bring face to face two knowledges: In his introduction to the letters of John Keats, the critic Lionel Trilling writes: Each seems a whole knowledge considered alone; each is but a half-knowledge when taken with the other; both together constitute a truth.
In the afterword of Years, Months, and Days you mention not being religious yourself, and yet here you are with both of these books Years, Months, and Days and The Temple. In a interview with Michael Carbert, Richard Outram writes: Or stated negatively, I am not an atheist and I am not an agnostic.
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I wish to indicate something about myself and about the nature of reality as I understand it by using that term.
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