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DOOM: Love Poems for Supervillains

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  22 ratings  ·  7 reviews
DOOM: Love Poems for Supervillains is an edgy and erotic investigation of comic book bad boys. These poems employ a language that is highly technical and dense, but it becomes witty, intimate and even tender in its specificity. These poems address the results of abuses of power and taken together present a case study in the pathology of villainy. Praise for Thumbscrews: "N ...more
Paperback, First, 120 pages
Published April 2011 by Insomniac Press
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Hannah Givens
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry, superhero
How is this so good. I expected it to be tongue-in-cheek but instead it's not and it's good.
Aaron
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
An interesting and nicely executed concept, appealing equally to the comic and poetry fanboy in me, as displayed perfectly in the one-line poem for Lex Luthor: "my stately pleasure dome, decree." Ugh. See what I mean? "Latveria" and "Scarecrow" are other favorites, not to mention the picture of Red Skull in assless chaps.
Laura
Dec 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: canadian
loved the theme of this poetry - comic book supervillians. - such geeky poetry!
love the language used - so pithy
Davin Allan
May 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
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DOOM:
Natalie Zina Walschots sounds like a horny chemistry major making marginalia, with an equal lust for an uncommonly poetic use of English as for composing the nerdiest and therefore sexiest sounding erotica ever.Rob McClennan, reviewing the other Insomniac Press poetry launch this season, Marcus McCann’s The Hard Return, points out that Paul Vermeersch’s last gig as editor was with Insomniac before moving to work at Wolsak and Wynn. Although neither Walschots nor McC
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THE TORONTO QUARTERLY
Jan 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Hey, Everyone! Please check out my latest interview with Canadian poet Natalie Zina Walschots as we discuss her second collection of poetry DOOM: Love Poems For Supervillains (Insomniac Press, 2011). Read the interview now on my TTQ Blog. http://thetorontoquarterly.blogspot.c...
Suzanne
Nov 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own, canadian
Really enjoyed this super quirky collection of poems, although I'll admit it made me wish that I was a bit more versed in superhero canon! There were definitely a few poems that went slightly above my head, but it was still a terribly fun read.
Tan
Mar 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: canlit, poetry
a must own for anyone whose love for poetry runs geek, or any geek with a penchant for word-nerdism.
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