Amanda Jernigan is a poet, playwright, essayist, and editor. She grew up in Nithburg, Ontario, and studied English literature at Mount Allison University, graduating in 2001. Since then, she and her husband, the artist John Haney, have lived and worked in Ontario, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland. She is the editor of The Essential Richard Outram, published by Porcupine's Quill in 2011. Her own poems are featured in Undercurrents: New Voices in Canadian Poetry (Cormorant, 2011), in Jailbreaks: 99 Canadian Sonnets (Biblioasis, 2008), and in the on-line archive of the Poetry Foundation. Her first book, Groundwork (Biblioasis, 2011), won the Bryan Prince Bookseller Award for Poetry and was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award; it was named to National Public Radio's list of "Best Books" for 2011. Jernigan's latest collection, All the Daylight Hours (2013), is published by Cormorant Books.