Two-time Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Best Poetry, J.R. Rogue returns with her newest collection of poetry, Breakup Poems. Presented in six sections, five devoted to the stages of grief, and a final one for her devoted group of online fans, the author examines the various emotions women go through as they mourn the loss of lovers ranging from almost-relationships to ma...
|Title||:||Breakup Poems: Vol 1|
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Breakup Poems: Vol 1 Reviews
I love Jen Rogue. Love, love, love her.
Her poetry is like the alternate reality I live in most of the time - Romanticizing sadness, finding beauty in brokenness, making poetry out of pain. Her poems make me want to crawl inside and live there, in this fictional land of feeling. I especially loved the organization of this poetry collection, featuring the stages of grief and the poems at the end for her readers' breakups. I feel like I've gotten to know friends better through their heartaches and ...more
I have been a sucker for poetry for years. Sometimes, I just don't get it though, and it becomes a chore to read it. "Breakup Poems" by J.R. Rogue is the complete opposite of a chore. I was turning the pages so fast I could barely keep up. Each poem pulled me in and had me wanting more. It didn't matter if it was a three line or twenty line poem, they all made me feel. They opened me up and made me look at my own life and love.
Poetry has the power of making you open your heart and soul, and to ...more
Rogue continues to pull at all my emotions, this time with Breakup Poems.
“I write you as a forest fire”
Ugh. The feels.
From her choice of words, to her rhythm, to her sucker punch endings, Rogue really k ones how to make you hurt in all the best ways.
Breakup Poems was the first of Jen’s poem collections I’ve read, and man what a way to start.
Each poem took my emotions on a rollercoaster that I didn’t want to get off. This book is divided into six parts to show the reader the different levels of grief: DENIAL ANGER BARGAINING DEPRESSION ACCEPTANCE and REBELLION.
As someone who suffers from a long battle with depression that section was the one that hit me the hardest with one of my favourite lines from I DON’T CRY “I am only worth chasing wh ...more
Good writers give you love songs. Brave writers give you the breakup poems. In her newest collection of poetry, “Breakup Poems”, J.R. Rogue takes us along the aching, slow-burning process of transitioning from “we are” to “we were”, from “us” back to “me”. And she does it without mincing words, which makes it all the more tactful & impactful.
The opening chapter (Denial) is a salvo equivalent to calling your old beloved “Baby”, out of the habit of your heart, and regretting it immediately.
It was torture
In the best way
I've always loved J. R.'s words, but this collection makes you feel every ache and twinge along the way.
I'd been looking forward to this for a long time and it fully lived up to my hopes.
i'm not good with words - ironic since i'm a poet too - but rogue is. there's a hidden strength in her writing, a treasure of sorts. it's everything i felt when i got my heart broken the first time. and the second time. how does she write like this? it never loses it's strength, not for a second