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Powell's Books Presents Melissa Broder in Conversation With Katherine Morgan
Superdoom (Tin House) brings together the best of Melissa 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, author of Milk Fed and The Pisces, 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. Broder will be joined in conversation by Katherine Morgan, bookseller and author of the debut chapbook, No Self-Respecting Woman.

Aug 17, 2021 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Melissa Broder
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.
Katherine Morgan
Katherine D. Morgan is a current bookseller at Powell’s Books. She is the author of the debut chapbook No Self-Respecting Woman. Katherine’s work has appeared or is forthcoming at Huffington Post, Bitch Media, LitHub, The Rumpus, HelloGiggles, Willamette Week, Real Simple, and Trampset, among others. Her work has been nominated for the two Best of Net awards. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where you can find her snuggling with her cat Ramona, and crying during the series finale of Frasier.