Superdoom: Selected Poems
Author: Melissa Broder
Publisher: Tin House (2021)
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.
"Her poems eviscerate the reader with their misty and murky charm."
"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."