Superdoom: Selected Poems (Paperback)
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“Each line is a little heartbeat hurling down the abyss.” —Patricia Lockwood
Featuring a new introduction from the author, Superdoom: Selected Poems brings together the best of Broder’s three cult out-of-print poetry collections—When You Say One Thing but Mean Your Mother, Meat Heart, and Scarecrone—as well as the best of her fourth collection, Last Sext.
Embracing the sacred and the profane, often simultaneously, Broder gazes into the abyss and at the human body, with humor and heartbreak, lust and terror. Broder’s language is entirely her own, marked both by brutal strangeness and raw intimacy. At turns essayistic and surreal, bouncing between the grotesque and the transcendent, Superdoom is a must-have for longtime fans and the perfect introduction to one of our most brilliant and original poets.
Melissa Broder is the author of the novels Milk Fed and The Pisces, the essay collection So Sad Today, and four poetry collections, including Last Sext. Broder has written for The New York Times, Elle.com, VICE, Vogue Italia, and The Cut. She is the winner of a Pushcart Prize for poetry. She lives in Los Angeles.
Not to be overlooked.
Superdoom is like silly putty. In your hands, it’s stimulating, sensuous, and a little bit gross. It’s receptive to your dirt. . . . it feels like she’s creating new feelings and words. A new lexicon for our most physical and intimate experiences.
— Paperback Paris
Her poems eviscerate the reader with their misty and murky charm.
— Dorothea Lasky
Broder has a virtuosic sense of herself and is able to convey, through poetry, the form of her whole mind process. In turn, we see our deepest selves reflected back.
— Daniel Lopatin