Poetry. LGBT Studies. "THE ANTIDOTE generates the unrest of strong political poetry. The book pricks the battle, but never tells it. Images are sensorial in the maneuver of color and form, while mottos become more violent each page, growing together with the reading towards experience and conspiratorial action. Then discourse runs over image: tension in the verse as paragraph, in the word as unstable material, in the social (dis)order. The reciprocity of touch and the choral composition; the loss of patience towards rage."—Enrique Winter
Author City: OAKLAND, CA USA
Jackqueline Frost was born and raised in the Deep South, and lives in Oakland, California. She is the author of THE ANTIDOTE (Compline), as well as three chapbooks: You Have the Eyes of a Martyr (O'Clock Press), The Soft Appeal (Nous-Zot Press), and When We Say Brutal (Berkeley Neo-Baroque). Her poetry and essays have appeared, or are forthcoming in Rethinking Marxism, LANA TURNER, The Death and Life of American Cities, What is Called Violence, Steamer (Australia), The Depressive Position (UK), and LIES: a journal of materialist feminism. With Zoe Tuck, Jackqueline curated the East Bay reading series Condensery in 2010-2011. Currently, she is part of the Tsega Center Collective, a group of women, queers, and trans folks, working to open a feminist community and organizing space. She collects wages as an oyster-shucker and a research assistant in antique literatures.