Named a Best Book of the Month by NYLON, Bustle, Alta, and Pittsburgh City Paper
“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.
The perfect way to bite right into the profane, grotesque, and lush world of Broder’s words.
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.
[Showcases] the breadth of style and distinct humor for which Broder is known. Organized by collection, readers have the opportunity to experience Broder’s evolution as a poet in real time.
—The Poetry Question
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.