What if love comes at the wrong time?
Does the right person exist — or does it really depend on the timing?
Metropolis Melancholy is a collection of love and heartbreak poems written in and inspired by three metropolis — London, New York, and the writer’s home: Jakarta.
It features visual direction and illustrations by Raissa Andreas of MALT Studio, a graphic design studio whom Alanda Kariza is collaborating with for this particular work. Pick the book up. Fall in love. Break your heart.
Let your mind wander.
“Reading Alanda’s poems reminds me of love, a huge and vast one that tastes like a pair of arms wide open, ready to embrace us in a hug. However, sometimes it’s not enough. Within that hug, there lies a hollow space — a silent emptiness. But isn’t it also one of those ways for us to appreciate love?”
- Theoresia Rumt he, Author of The Wildest Place on Earth
“Sometimes you get lonely in a crowded place. Alanda beautifully describes the juxtaposition in living a third-culture experience, in which feeling hollow yet fulfilled in the land of others is an honest discovery.”
- AYU MEU TIA , Author of Tigress and founder of Unmasked Open Mic