I'm Not Your Paper Princess
J.R. Rogue has self-published five novels and ten poetry collections. Several of her poetry collections have become bestsellers, including Tell Me Where It Hurts, La Douleur Exquise, and Exits, Desires, & Slow Fires, two of which were also Goodreads Choice Nominees for poetry. In her latest book of poems, I’m Not Your Paper Princess, the author focuses on love, heartache, and continuously discovering old truths in new ways.

I'm Not Your Paper Princess Details

TitleI'm Not Your Paper Princess
Author
ReleaseJan 1st, 1970
Rating
GenrePoetry, Realistic Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Fiction

I'm Not Your Paper Princess Review

  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    I love women who are loud emotional creatures. Who are bold and unapologetic. Who do not censor how they feel because it might make someone uncomfortable. JR Rogue is that type of woman. When you read her words, it's like you can taste her emotions. I liked all of the poems, but here were my favorites: My Depression is So Damn Reliable - those last 7 lines hit hard. Stone In My Gut - Broke my heart, but speaks volumes Garden Girl - I love Tori Amos and there was something about this poem that ma I love women who are loud emotional creatures. Who are bold and unapologetic. Who do not censor how they feel because it might make someone uncomfortable. JR Rogue is that type of woman. When you read her words, it's like you can taste her emotions. I liked all of the poems, but here were my favorites: My Depression is So Damn Reliable - those last 7 lines hit hard. Stone In My Gut - Broke my heart, but speaks volumes Garden Girl - I love Tori Amos and there was something about this poem that made me think of her. Same playful, but heavy word play. Temptation Between My Teeth- I think JR is Queen of the last line suckerpunchI Wish They Would Stop Romancing Me - I loved just how bawdy this one was. Think Patty Smith in the heyday of punk rockHomerun - I understood this poem more than I should have. The Word- Leonard Cohen- esqueThe Taste of Time - I loved the imagery of this oneIf you love poetry and you're not intimidated by fearless, unapologetic women- then this is a writer you need to know. Go ahead and buy it. You can thank me later.
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  • Talon
    January 1, 1970
    Angry. Sad. Vulnerable. Open. Heartbreaking. This is my favorite collection of Jen’s poems to date. I felt things I didn’t want to feel and I felt things that I had been searching and longing to feel for such a long time.
  • Kat Savage
    January 1, 1970
    Rogue returns in true form, punching you in the gut with angst and anger and sadness, never taking it easy on her audience. The emotion is palpable. The intensity is real. Rogue truly never disappoints, always delivering the best.
  • Lindsey Domokur of Crazy Reader Chicks
    January 1, 1970
    I was going to wait to read this till tomorrow but I dove right in immediately and didn’t stop till I was done. So emotional and deep. Each word grips you from the inside and pushes the emotions you think you have stuffed down into your gut right out into the open. There are always tears. Jen’s words are sad, with a shot of anger and a hint of regret and longing. They are also so many more feelings, rolled up into a phenomenal poetry collection. I’ll never stop reading her words.
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  • Autumn
    January 1, 1970
    Rogue’s poetry is not for sissies. It’s raw and it’s real and it’s heavy... but it’s fantastic.
  • Lisa
    January 1, 1970
    Poems can be such an arbitrary group of words. It may mean everything to one person and nothing to another. A poet who can make you feel their words, is something that isn't always easy to achieve. We aren't all going through heartbreak, but I dare you to read 'Breakings' and not feel its depth. I dare you to read 'Laugh' and not feel the weight of the emotion. It's all so heavy, yet I felt lighter after reading it.
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  • Erica
    January 1, 1970
    If there is one thing I know about Jen, it’s that she was born to write. The way she weaves words is pure art, and her work is always going to reach into your soul and speak to you. Every time I read a piece by this author, I feel a tiny piece of me click into place. The bigger gift is that this happens even when I haven’t experienced what’s being described. Jen has said that her favorite poems of hers are the vague ones that don’t make sense- but any reader will be able to inhale these words an If there is one thing I know about Jen, it’s that she was born to write. The way she weaves words is pure art, and her work is always going to reach into your soul and speak to you. Every time I read a piece by this author, I feel a tiny piece of me click into place. The bigger gift is that this happens even when I haven’t experienced what’s being described. Jen has said that her favorite poems of hers are the vague ones that don’t make sense- but any reader will be able to inhale these words and find some aspect to hold onto, from hope to anger to healing to self-love, and everything in between. That’s my favorite thing about her- you could go in blind, having never seen a single word of hers, and finally- finally- someone has written what you had such trouble putting into words. Finally, someone understands you. Someone is on your team. I initially was going to include the titles of a few favorite pieces, but I bookmarked almost every single page, as is usual when I read anything by JR Rogue. I won’t ascribe a theme to this collection because each piece is in a league of its own, but I promise it’s magic. Jen would deliver no less. 34/10 recommend.
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  • Kari
    January 1, 1970
    this book was like visiting your past lives and speaking the words they couldn't. bringing that innocence to the forefront and giving it the chance to speak. all of the poems. memories. stories. love. pain. hope. sadness. all of the magnificence and vulnerability. the nostalgia of having been the innocent even though the weight of the world is crushing. that's how reading this felt.
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  • Amanda Cuff
    January 1, 1970
    Good poetry will leave you speechless. Great poetry will leave you breathless.I am both.
  • S. Zapata
    January 1, 1970
    J.R. Rogue has done it again. She has taken the hurt and anger and woven it into a beautiful collection of poetry. I have never read more poems in the same collection that I could connect to. Her poems and novels have been my sole companion as I have struggled through my own hardships and unexpected twists in my life recently. When I struggle to find the words her poetry is there to fight in the absence of my own voice. This collection is so amazingly powerful! I want more!
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  • Daniele
    January 1, 1970
    Once again, J.R. Rogue has created a collection of poetry that will leave you amazed. She gives a voice to what needs a voice, she finds a way to make you feel every word she puts on the page. She creates this raw, beautiful journey that stays with you long after you finish the last final poem.
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  • Maria
    January 1, 1970
    Jen delivers another collection that has you feeling every emotion as you turn the page.
  • Tiffany S
    January 1, 1970
    The way Rogue strings words together is perfection. Another vulnerable collection, both angry and sad. I related more to the sad ones than the angry ones. But the angry ones made me feel angry too! My favorites were:Miami (👀👀)Violent She Laugh When October ComesLoud DaysVoid (this one tho)
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  • Laura Brown
    January 1, 1970
    *ARC provided for an honest review*"I wonder who decides what we forget, and what we hold onto."When I sit down to read a J.R. Rogue book, whether it is poetry or a novel, I take a deep breath to brace myself for the emotional ride I am about to embark on. Her poetry is like no other....honest, raw, emotional, ugly...I don't mean ugly as in I want to look away or it's unattractive. I mean ugly as in truthful in a way that makes your heart hurt and your head fill with ange *ARC provided for an honest review*"I wonder who decides what we forget, and what we hold onto."When I sit down to read a J.R. Rogue book, whether it is poetry or a novel, I take a deep breath to brace myself for the emotional ride I am about to embark on. Her poetry is like no other....honest, raw, emotional, ugly...I don't mean ugly as in I want to look away or it's unattractive. I mean ugly as in truthful in a way that makes your heart hurt and your head fill with anger. I tend to have a visceral reaction to her poetic prose because all I can think about it "I know that feeling" or "how can someone have been hurt so much and still be courageous to talk about it and try to grow and learn still". Her words are raw, truthful and gritty because life is that way. Her words make me understand others feelings, responses, and pain, and give me strength to not give up or let anyone keep me from my goals and expectations. She discusses feeling powerless and having her identity stripped by life experiences and I see it and feel it as though I was there with each line of poetry. Her words are powerful and they will change your viewpoint on trauma and pain. On coping with mental health struggles and forgiveness, of yourself or others. Reading this book gave me the opportunity to reflect on other peoples experiences and how ones action can truly shape and define another individuals experiences and life. Read this book to understand more about life and human behavior, all of the ugly and harsh things we may be forced to endure. "and no matter what, my vulnerability will make you shudder."
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  • Chasity
    January 1, 1970
    Stunning! In true form J.R. Rogue reaches deep into the recesses of emotions and tugs at all of the strings. Captivating, raw, and powerful. Rogue paints such pictures with her words, throwing punches right in the gut and forcing you to face the ugly as well as the beautiful. True art at it's finest.
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  • Marissa Adkins
    January 1, 1970
    As always rogues words hit me right in the heart. Inypp is raw, angry, and sad. I always find myself in her poems. They're so relatable and they never cease to make me feel more emotions than what I'm ready for.
  • Alicia Cook
    January 1, 1970
    Wow. J.R.Rogue may not have invented angst, but she perfected it. I mean that in the best way possible. Tired of reading poetry that doesn't feel like poetry to you? Pick up this book.
  • Shorty
    January 1, 1970
    Wow ! This was raw emotions. I could feel the pain in these poems. It was like I lived through them. Vulnerable ~ Sad ~ Raw ~ Heartache ~ Pain ~ Intense ~ Gut Wrenching If you like poetry this is one to read !!I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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  • Rachel Schneider
    January 1, 1970
    This one....Get ready for something deep, dark, and dangerous filled words of that emotion you just can't quite grasp. Rogue graces us with another book of deep feeling poems.
  • Lee
    January 1, 1970
    If you are lonely or angry to all those bad things happening around you but you can't even express it, pick up this poetry and read because it's perfect for you.
  • Elizabeth Sanders
    January 1, 1970
    Jen Rogue takes you on an emotional journey - and you will feel it all. Rogue's poetry is intense. The anger. The heartbreak. The sadness. The raw emotion. The vulnerability in her writing. This is such a beautiful poetry collection. I honestly can not pick a favorite poem. All of these poems are so damn good. Buy this poetry collection. Read every single word and feel all of the feels. You will not be disappointed.I love your sad and angry little book Jen, thank you for the opportunity to Jen Rogue takes you on an emotional journey - and you will feel it all. Rogue's poetry is intense. The anger. The heartbreak. The sadness. The raw emotion. The vulnerability in her writing. This is such a beautiful poetry collection. I honestly can not pick a favorite poem. All of these poems are so damn good. Buy this poetry collection. Read every single word and feel all of the feels. You will not be disappointed.I love your sad and angry little book Jen, thank you for the opportunity to read the ARC!
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  • Leah Crist
    January 1, 1970
    J.R. Rogue does it again with a poetry collection that takes you on an emotional journey that’ll leave you wanting more. With titles like My Depression is So Damn Reliable and Two Lies on a Sunday, the journey is relatable to every woman and the stories we’ve lived. It’s like she can be your best girlfriend talking over coffee or wine. She has a unique ability to make you feel vulnerable and safe with her words all at the same time. You’re not alone with her words and she’s trusting you with the J.R. Rogue does it again with a poetry collection that takes you on an emotional journey that’ll leave you wanting more. With titles like My Depression is So Damn Reliable and Two Lies on a Sunday, the journey is relatable to every woman and the stories we’ve lived. It’s like she can be your best girlfriend talking over coffee or wine. She has a unique ability to make you feel vulnerable and safe with her words all at the same time. You’re not alone with her words and she’s trusting you with them.
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  • Christina Spicer
    January 1, 1970
    This work of art caused me so many feelings. The raw emotion and the truth and honesty spilled from the pages. The angst, heartbreak and sadness made me feel. I felt so many emotions and so much truth from this work. I cannot express how much I enjoyed all that I get while reading this and all the emotions that surfaced while reading. Thank you for sharing your feelings with us and letting us into your world. 🖤
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  • Taylor
    January 1, 1970
    I’m always sad when I first start a J.R. Rogue book (collection of poems or a novel) because I know I’ll never be able to read it for the first time again. There’s such a strong sense of emotion behind every syllable she puts on paper and her words blow me away EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I read with shaky breaths and watery eyes. Not wanting it to end but knowing I’ll reread it time and time again. It’s beautiful and raw, this collection. Like every one before it and like every one still to come.
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  • Jennifer Norris
    January 1, 1970
    J.R. Rogue can capture your heart and squeeze it with just a few words. The pain and disappointment within these poems is so real I felt like I was a witness in the corner of the room. Some of my favorites include:Pause & RepentPrincess to QueenWe are so Far From Our Dreams
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  • Brigitte Thomas
    January 1, 1970
    Intense and amazing. J. R. Rogue pulls at the heartstrings and delivers gut-punches in the form of words. She has a way with words unlike anyone I've read. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a book of poetry to make them feel.
  • Cassidy
    January 1, 1970
    The pain, anger, and vulnerability in these poems are palpable. I think there is power in owning up to your sadness and sharing it so others can relate. I voluntarily read an early copy.
  • Renee
    January 1, 1970
    Emotional. Heartbreaking. Sad. Angry. Honest. Real. Raw. Deep. Vulnerable. One of my favorite J.R. Rogue poetry collections to date.
  • Margé
    January 1, 1970
    Savored
  • J.R. Rogue
    January 1, 1970
    Now in the semifinal round of the Goodreads Choice Awards!
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