“Salt and Bone is a book of memorable music and imagery rich with implication… The poems address the reader directly, often casually, yet they are possessed of a discomforting incompleteness and multiplicity.”
— Andy Jackson, Australian Poetry Journal
Frost’s language is pared back to the bones, sparse and alarming. Salt and Bone is visceral and seductive.
— Alyson Miller, Cordite
Salt and Bone reads more like a grimoire written in saliva.
— ReVerse Butcher, Melbourne Spoken Word
“Every word combination in Salt and Bone is taut and incisive, as the author chisels into the past inherent in both herself and her world… Frost inserts her precise lines into the reader’s bloodstream, leaving one ‘quickened’ within her world of eerie, captivating, and ultimately fascinating revelations.”
— Alexis Lateef, Writ Poetry Review
Salt and Bone (Walleah Press) is the first full-length collection from Brisbane-based poet Zenobia Frost. Here’s how you can order a copy:
- Australian addresses: Walleah Press online store
- US addresses: Amazon / Barnes & Noble
- UK addresses: The Book Depository / Blackwell’s
- Everywhere else: contact Walleah or me
Praise for Salt and Bone
- Commended in the 2014 FAW Anne Elder Awards
- Review by Alyson Miller in Cordite Poetry Review
- Review by Martin Duwell in Australian Poetry Review
- Review by ReVerse Butcher in Melbourne Spoken Word
- Review by Geoff Page in Sydney Morning Herald
- Review by Andy Jackson in Australian Poetry Journal
- Review by Alexis Lateef in Writ Poetry Review
Salt and Bone shows intelligent writing with a brilliant use of metaphor, poems that twist their way and are always surprising
— Anne Elder Award judges’ report
Exquisite and zesty, these crystalline poems collect the textures of worlds imagined and re-imagined with grace and dexterity, wit and playfulness.
— Felicity Plunkett
Frost’s are fearless poems, engaging with and confronting the intricacies of our sex-then-life-then-death eddy. Treacle, black pepper and clove, the weight of Atlas: these are poems Bertolt Brecht would delay his first morning coffee or crossword to consume … their alchemic moods forge a contemporary age of bronze – one that, somehow, already sports your fingerprint embossed into its folds. Salt and Bone is her own Epic Theatre.
— Kent MacCarter
Salt and Bone launched in Brisbane at Avid Reader on 18 September 2014. You can read Francis Thompson’s launch speech here. The book’s Melbourne launch was at Hares and Hyenas on 7 October 2014; you can find Broede Carmody’s launch speech here.