Featuring a new introduction from the author, SUPERDOOM 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.
SUPERDOOM: Selected Poems
by Melissa Broder
Tin House Books, August 2021
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 novel The Pisces, the essay collection So Sad Today and four poetry collections, including Last Sext. Her poetry has appeared in POETRY, The Iowa Review, Tin House, Guernica, and she is the winner of a Pushcart Prize for poetry. She has written for The New York Times, Elle.com, VICE, Vogue Italia, and New York Magazine’s The Cut. She lives in Los Angeles.