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Luke Hathaway

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Luke Hathaway is a poet, editor, essayist, librettist, and play-maker, who teaches creative writing and English literature at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax; under the name Amanda Jernigan, he published three books of poems — Groundwork, All the Daylight Hours, and Years, Months, and Days, the last of these named a best book of the year in The New York Times — as well as the chapbook The Temple. His latest book is the long poem New Year Letter.

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New Year Letter. Baseline Press, 2020
Years, Months, and Days. Biblioasis, 2018
The Temple. Baseline Press, 2018
The Temple (music by Zachary Wadsworth, words by Amanda Jernigan). ZRW Publishing, 2018
Lullaby (music by James Rolfe, words by Amanda Jernigan). Cypress Choral Music, 2016
Earth and Heaven: An Anthology of Myth Poetry (ed. Amanda Jernigan and Evan Jones). Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2015
Living in the Orchard: The Poetry of Peter Sanger. Frog Hollow Press, 2014
All the Daylight Hours: poems. Cormorant Books, 2013
Groundwork: poems. Biblioasis, 2011
The Essential Richard Outram (ed. Amanda Jernigan). Porcupine's Quill, 2011


New York Times 'Best Book' for Years, Months, and Days: poems, 2018
Hamilton Arts Award for Writing, 2015
National Post 'Best Book' for All the Daylight Hours: poems, 2014
Bryan Prince Bookseller Award for Poetry (Hamilton Arts Council) for Groundwork: poems, 2011
Shortlisted author, Pat Lowther Award for Groundwork: poems, 2011
National Public Radio 'Best Book' for Groundwork: poems, 2011
Arc Poetry Magazine Critic's Desk Award for Listening to Margaret Avison, 2010
Arc Poetry Magazine Confederation Poets Prize for Penelope in Heavy Weather, 2009
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