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Superdoom: Selected Poems Kindle Edition
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.
"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
"[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."
― 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 --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B08LHLP7CV
- Publisher : Tin House Books (August 10, 2021)
- Publication date : August 10, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 3290 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 198 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1951142659
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,562,707 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I am pre emptively putting 5 stars on this one after ordering it.
Again, she is what she is - and you may have to be in the right mood for her, but if you are - I highly recommend her.
This is not Mary Oliver talking about how great flowers are though - be warned ;)
But if you are in the mood for it, Broder is like no other :)
Thematically, there is a lot going on that reminded me of the fixations of The Pisces, and this collection succeeded in creating similar feelings of queasiness and debasement that I can’t say I particularly wanted to linger over… but I definitely admire Broder’s effectiveness in conjuring such visceral feelings, especially as they relate to sex, intimacy, and embodiment. And, it should not be left out, she is at times very funny.
There were plenty of good and interesting poems in the collection, but on the whole I found it a little repetitive in tone and style. The frequent “verbing” and “adjectiving” of nouns, coining of new words, etc., while not a practice I object to at all, was perhaps a little overused and contributed to the feeling of homogeneity. Or in another light, a very consistent poetic style.
Thank you to Tin House for the ARC.
It was a decent book, but unfortunately not one that I would reread.
I received this book free to review from NetGalley and Tin House Publishing and this review is of my own volition.