The long-awaited UK edition of Bluets following Nelson’s recent success, and an absolutely crucial read for fans of The Argonauts. Meditations on colour, love, and loss, rendered in tender, tragic, and often staggeringly beautiful forms. I read this in a single sitting whilst on a plane, and at times had to struggle not to stand up and start yelling maniacally, book aloft in triumph.
Poet Melissa Broder's essays on mental health, relationships, and addiction in the internet age achieve the rare feat of feeling almost overwhelmingly personal and intimate, and yet universally familiar. The self deprecating humour and weird beauty of Broder's visceral confessions succeed in making So Sad Today a radical and essential read.
Published by Scribe on 12th May 2015
I couldn't put this down. It's moving and challenging and buzzes with original ideas, interpretations and re-interpretations on what it means to be in love, a mother, a feminist, a human. One of the most exciting books I've read.
Published by Melville House on March 24th 2016