Set Me On Fire Before I Blow
In poems, lyrics, personal essays, stylized prose, and auto-portraiture, Set Me On Fire Before I Blow by Kiki Sabater.
“I don’t want to be anyone anymore. I especially don’t want to be a woman,” Sabater writes in the opening of her modern age confessional. Set Me On Fire Before I Blow is a mixed-medium monograph and curatorial exploration from author, artist and musician Kiki Sabater. Based on a series of notebooks kept by Sabater from 2012 to 2018, this book explores the innermost thoughts of a young female artist. Stylized photos capture intimate moments and accompany raw and unfiltered journal entries and handwritten excerpts from Sabater's notebooks. In poems, lyrics, essays, prose and photos Sabater examines what it means to be a woman, a writer, a musician, and a lover who wrestles with mental illness and shares these experiences without boundary or judgement.
“Authentic. Touching. Dark. Intriguing. It’s a fascinating read and a beautiful book. Highly recommended!” – Amazon
“Brave, bold, and surprisingly honest and forthright. The photos, poems, lyrics, and prose open Kiki Sabater’s world to readers through her personal lens. A 180 page deep into the heart of Sabater as a writer, musician and women. I love this book.” – Amazon
“Captivating imagery, engaging on every page, Set Me on Fire Before I Blow is like nothing I’ve ever read. The author shares the deepest parts of her life with the reader. I feel like this book might be a Horcrux because I’m pretty sure part of the author’s soul is in this book. I definitely recommended.” – Amazon
"Titillating!" – Amazon
"Amazing. It’s really refreshing to finally read something like this, about the experience of being a woman, without pretense and not afraid to just be real. Hope to see more from this author." – Amazon
"Beautifully written. A touchingly painful journey into a young woman's soul. The depths of her desperation and the joys of her small victories comes through in her writing. A haunting book the will stay with you long after the last page is turned. Highly recommend." – Amazon
"Great collection of poetry. Miss Sabater’s collection is both dark and hopeful, real and fantasy like. A stunning read." – Amazon
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About Kiki Sabater
Kiki Sabater started her artistic journey of expression in theatre. She began her training at art schools in South Florida. After studying at conservatory in the UK, Sabater moved back to the east coast to attend college, studying both Theatre and Sociology. It was here in the U.S. she developed her poetic style of writing. Her journals are annotated and crowded with writing and notes about self-discovery. After Sabater’s move to New York City, her writing delved deeper into her experiences. Sabater’s work is both personal and introspective. She documents mundane depression-drenched Brooklyn winter mornings to euphoric highs of floating into weeks of wild indecision. When she’s not writing bent over her notebook, she screams into microphones in Brooklyn, NYC with her rock band.