YOUNG AMERICANS by Jackqueline Frost
145 x 210mm, 132 pages, black and white printing, perfect bound, softcover, 2022
Young Americans by Jackqueline Frost is a poetry collection that conjures a present teeming with the decadent violence of the confederate South
The book is a narrative of becoming in the wartime petroleum landscape of southern Louisiana. Faulknerian in its themes and in its taste for the baroque, Frost’s lyric explores the melancholy of ‘belonging to the enormous bliss of American death’ in places where one must ‘learn what love is from what it is not.’
Jackqueline Frost is an emerging force in poetry and criticism. A queer-feminist author living in France and scholar of Caribbean culture and politics, Frost writes about the revolutions of the past and future. She is the author of the full-length collection, The Antidote (Compline Editions), and several chapbooks including You Have the Eyes of a Martyr (O’clock Press), The Third Event Pt. 1 & 2, (Tripped Press) and The Third Event Pt. 3 (Crater Press).