Beyond the Blockade: Seeking Beauty in Melancholy

Beyond the Blockade: Seeking Beauty in Melancholy

Beyond the Blockade: Seeking Beauty in Melancholy

Beyond the Blockade: Seeking Beauty in Melancholy


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Ketmanee's neoteric collection of poetry and prose about growth exploring the dualities of identity, desire, sexuality, and manifestations of the ego. Structured as a poetic symphony, the book further invokes passionate musings of pain and time.

Featuring complementary ink illustrations from up-and-coming artist Michael Barr Waltz, the book dissects provocative and existential motifs of life as seen and experienced through the eyes and body of a young lover. The collection is divided into five distinct movements symbolizing different periods of growth and reflection - Overture, Clavier Sonata, Scarlet Suite, Pathétique Lamentoso, Coda - that are used to underscore and amplify a visceral narrative.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781735715599
Publisher: New Ballad Publishing LLC
Publication date: 02/23/2021
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.23(d)

About the Author

Ketmanee is an artist and poet based in New York. An old soul, her works in poetry, art direction, film, and installation design encompass philosophies of beauty and human connection while evoking a unique sensuality. She holds a bachelor's degree in International Relations and minors in Music Industry and Cinematic Arts from the University of Southern California. Ketmanee has produced short films, represented both visual and musical artists in the fine art, singer-songwriter, electronic, and trip-hop realms, and assumed various roles in the arts and media industries as an art advisor, artist manager, PR consultant, and marketer. Her diverse, multidisciplinary background and experiences have shaped her artistic vision, culminating in her aspiration to create meaningful work that connects both the rational and the emotional.

Table of Contents

  1. Overture
  2. Clavier Sonata
  3. Scarlet Suite
  4. Pathétique Lamentoso
  5. Coda
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