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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 ...more
Kindle Edition, 99 pages
Expected publication: November 15th 2018 by Rogue Books
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Ashley
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
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
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J.R. Rogue writes heartbreaking pain into beautiful poetry with Breakup Poems. This stunning new release is emotional, the poems had me reminiscing on past loves and riding the waves of emotion alongside her as she unraveled the heavy feelings.

"I am only worth chasing when I am running away"

Split into six chapters; denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance, and rebellion, Breakup Poems tackles the hard hurts, like cheating, first love, div
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Talon
Oct 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Jen makes my heart pound without even trying. Poignant, stunning, and packing hard punches, Break Up Poems has all of the words us women need.

Even her two lined poem brought out all of my feelings. This compilation of poems shook me when I least expected it.
J.R. Rogue
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Tiffany Silver
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
ACHE ACHE ACHE.

This collection is titled appropriately. I love the format. I love the content. The art within the book as chapter breaks. Just an all around solid piece from JR Rogue. Her pain is palpable. I am aching.

Love the poems she did for the other breakups at the end.
Kat Savage
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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.
Amy
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Poetry intimidates the mess out of me because while reading it, I start to feel as if it means something I can't quite figure out.

In the case of J R Rogue's poems, though, I connect with them so viscerally that I don't care if she's talking about something other than what I'm feeling.

The title tells you the theme of this collection, and Rogue wastes no time in thrusting you into the pain of a breakup. There are so many lines that dug into me that it's difficult to pick my favorites. But here are
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Alicia Cook
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another poetic homerun for J.R. Rogue. Another five-star read. I recognized some of the titles as writing prompts which was awesome to see. As always, the writing is unmatched by most contemporaries. Rogue reaches new heights with aesthetic (that COVER! Those interior images!), cohesiveness, and branding. Love that it was set against the stages of grief. I got excited when I saw this is noted as "volume 1." That means there's more to come and I cannot wait.

Line(s) that made me sigh/melt:

"you lef
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Liz Monroe
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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.
Maria
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
JRR's writing is always amazing. There isn't enough praise I can give that will give her justice. Her writing always has the right words to say and she always says what you need to hear. She is incredibly talented and I always look forward to her writing, whether it is in poetry or as a novel.
Misty
Oct 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Like all of Jen's work, Breakup Poems packs a punch. This time right to the breaking heart after breaking up. She covers every emotion I think we all go through when losing something precious to us. And when you read some, it's just not losing a significant other, it could be losing yourself. Some will hit home, some will cause you to hurt for others but all will make you pause, take a deep breath and realize she's talking to all of us at some point.
Frostie Whinery
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“wonder if I will feel it when he lets go”

Rogue is one of those writers who has words for the things you feel but can’t decipher. She’s the reason I read poetry. It takes a lot of gall to share heartbreak with strangers, and I’m glad she has the strength to do it. Her work opens doors, invites truth inside, and even stays for the healing. Read her words. You won’t be sorry.
Erica Russikoff
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Once I started, I couldn’t stop reading this. Jen stuns with her words. She draws you in and doesn’t let go, not even at the end.

This book is divided into six sections: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance, and rebellion (the dedication section). Of the six, I felt the words in “Depression” the most. Every word speaks it as though the author knows it well, knows it best. In “I Don’t Cry,” she says, “I am only worth chasing when I am running away.” Isn’t this the truth?

But “Acceptan
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Angie Crabtree-Liezel and Angie's Book Blog
These poems are eye opening, soul searching lyrics written with so much love, heartache and tears that you instantly fall in love with them.

Each poem was different and unique. I didn’t know what to expect. Some made me cry while others made me teary eyed. My eyes so blurry with emotion that I didn’t know if I could continue on. I’m so glad I did. I will go back often to read this. I don’t know what it is about J.R. Rogue but I can’t stop reading her words. They speak to me in ways others don’t.
Kayleigh
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I devoured Breakup Poems in one sitting.....

Something about Rogue's words inspires in me frenzied need to read faster and faster, as if the next page will disappear before I get there.

J.R. Rogue has perfectly captured the stages of the heart and mind before, during, and after a breakup.

I will reread this collection at a slower pace once my heart recovers.
Cynthia Rodriguez
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Only for those who like to press on old wounds from time to time.
Brilliant.
Christian Garduno
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone interested in the pains of heartbreak
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.

W
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Rebecca Gates
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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
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Cassandra Magnussen
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I don’t tend to read poetry often, I just haven’t read an author whose work speaks to me in that genre.... well this author, she speaks to my soul. She gets me.

She writes reality- the raw, gritty, downright painful truth whether you are ready to hear it or not and that’s what’s great about her work.

She appeals to all of your sense with such select words and makes you feel as if she’s been a friend for years, because what she’s written... it’s so raw and honest that it’s as if she’s looking throu
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TJ
Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This collection keeps with Rogue’s visceral way of digging into her truths through writing, like few others can do. She is constantly pulling at the darkness of all her heart aches by holding the rise and fall of past relationships under the lens of a microscope that seeks to heal through self reflection and hard honesty. And although this collection is of her truths, like always, Jen delivers them without alienating her readers. She strikes that perfect balance where a poem can be both the writ ...more
Casey Chesnut
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
All. The. Feels. Once I started reading I couldn’t begin to stop. Binged Breakup Poems in one sitting. JR’s words are painful and heartbreaking in this collection but worth the hurt. By the time I finished reading Breakup Poems, it was like I was experience a hurtful, lonely, and REAL breakup. No matter when your last relationship and breakup occurred this collection will make you feel all those emotions all over again.

Breakup Poems is set up wonderfully with 6 different sections of poems: deni
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Book Break  With Lisa
This was my first time reading a book of Jen’s poems, I had been drawn to her words on social media over the last couple of years, being pleasantly surprised with the impact her words had on me. I have never been a poetry lover, possibly because I find I have a hard time understanding them, but she may just be changing my mind one poem at a time. This collection of poems was REAL, the honesty of the stages a break up goes through. The words making you feel the denial, the anger and the depressio ...more
Christina Hart
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"love is a liar & I lick salt from her sternum"

Breakup Poems will bring you through the five stages of grief in a poetic, unfiltered way, with an additional section at the end for her devoted readers.

Each section (or stage) resonated with me in a way that momentarily stopped my heart, stole away my breath. This is the power Rogue has, pulling you into her words, her truth, her ache. Wrapping you in her wounds while soothing yours. This is the kind of poetry book you will find yourself read
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Paula Vaughan
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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
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Rachel Schneider
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Love is a liar and I lick salt from her sternum"

Gosh Rogue!!!! There were several quotable pieces in this collection. And the many poems back to back to back cause an insane amount of emotion to be pulled from me. I can't get over how I feel so drained so broken after reading these. IN A GOOD WAY. The way you feel after a good cry. Cathartic.

Rogues work is always inspiring and emotional. This book is no different. Her feelings drip off the pages. One after another you can feel the tide as it g
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Vanessa (nessreads)
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book*

5 "Hauntingly Beautiful" Stars

Every time I read Jen's poetry I'm at a loss for words. Her poems are so gut wrenchingly beautiful. I feel every single emotion through her words. From loss, pain, heartache, and love.

Poignant, raw, stunning and packed with feeling. Pure vulnerability dripping from each page. Breakup Poems grabbed me by the heart, bruised my soul and soothed me all the same. A collection of poems that spoke to me in so many ways
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Renee
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I don't know how she does it, but somehow J.R. Rogue can reach through the pages and touch my soul with her words. I read these poems, then I immediately went back and read them again. Her collection is divided into 6 different parts and honestly, and within each part, I felt so connected. I always find comfort through song and lyrics, now I feel like I have a whole new source of comfort in Breakup Poems. J.R. Rogue doesn't know me, but when I read these, I really felt like she understood me. An ...more
Chelsea Reilly
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The hurt. The mess. The heartache. The longing. The guilt. The pain. To say JR Rogue has a way with words is an understatement. She takes you on a journey through the stages of relationship ends. Reminiscent of a time or place that you've been, who you once were, or who you were with. Igniting the memories that you thought you had sealed away in a box in the back of your mind, opening the floodgates of feelings you became numb to.

"I don't know how to be soft anymore
a boy once said he could see
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Shasta
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jen always slices & dices me with her words.
Break up Poems was no different! In fact she drudged up some old feelings I had buried deep, but I was quickly reminded that they no longer hold any power over me. I devour all of her work- especially her poetry. Her poetry is magic, even when it burns. Every time I read another poem by her I'm blown away from the last. I wish I could read new poetry of hers daily! Thank you for feeling so deeply & giving a voice to those who hold pain so near
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Shannon O'Connor
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
Rogues writing is something I will never tire from. Her words heal and validate all my feelings. Her writing is powerful and real. She doesn’t sugar coat things or write for anyone but herself. You can tell she writes because that’s what she feels and I think that’s why she is one of my favorite writers. This book is no exception to her wonderful poetry books I’ve devoured. Definitely take the time to read this one.
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