"[T]his is the sum of years." Jackqueline Frost's Young Americans
is a feminist text that explores what it means to be a young, feminized person during the time of late capitalism. Taking as a "spirit-animal" the communist American poet Muriel Rukeyser, Young Americans
moves from Frost's youth in the deep south to the state of being a politically active in Oakland, CA following the Occupy movement. Invoking biography, the comfort one finds in the words of others (whether poets or song-writers), the text addresses the capacity to exist as a woman: what it means to choose to live instead of only refusing to die.
About the Author
Jackqueline Frost is the author of The Antidote (Compline Editions) and You Have the Eyes of a Martyr (O'clock Press). Her writing has appeared for is forthcoming in Rethinking Marxism, Lana Turner, Hi Zero, BOMB Magazine, and LIES: a Journal of Materialist Feminism. She makes Asphodel pamphlets, and lives in Ithaca, New York.