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J.E. rome

About J.E. rome

It has, at one point, been proclaimed that poetry is dead. What better proof that there is a vibrant life of poetry today than the proof found in works of original word-weavers like the Worcester, MA native they call “Rome”? His pen leaves traces of gracefulness and the mastery of a magician’s hand, all while taking you on a vivid journey through the brightest landscapes and darkest depths of a life you’ve never lived. That is only a part of the experience provided to you by a poet whose words exceed the traditional notions of poetry, with a unique richness of style and the courage to dive into the unexplored parts of a familiar, yet authentic, human story.

Tapped, Yet Unrooted: Poetic Word Slaughter

Tapped, Yet Unrooted: Poetic Word Slaughter

Award Winning Finalist in the Poetry: Narrative category of the 2021 Best Book Awards sponsored by American Book Fest

Can toxic family secrets ever be forgiven or forgotten? J.E. Rome’s raw, visceral poetry is a personal and chronological journey through the hell of growing up in a dysfunctional family where when bad things happen, there’s no one to blame but yourself. Rome faces the skeletons in the closet head on: from childhood trauma, abuse, and parental neglect to the soul-ravaging effects of poverty and addiction.

Graphic and hard-hitting, this unforgettable memoir, structured as a collection of poems, takes you through the darkest places of the human heart to the light of hope and truth.

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Interviews & Articles

Interviews & Articles

Can toxic family secrets ever be forgiven or forgotten? PYP Author Interview with J.E. rome

What People Are Saying

What People Are Saying

Tapped, Yet Unrooted is captivating from cover to cover. Rome poured his heart and soul into this book and it shows. He shares the horrific details of abuse and neglect, and the life he endured from infant to adult; which is unfathomable. It was a simple, yet horrifying read. I couldn't put it down. Rome has somehow overcome adversity with his familial adversaries and survived a childhood that nightmares are made of.

—Tara Erickson, Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

The deepest, powerfully raw, poetry you'll ever read! Poetically witty! These are the darkest and most unfiltered poems ever. When you pick up the book you'll quickly realize that you are in the front seat of the poet's traumatized life. Easy to understand, heartbreaking read, hard to put down.

—Emmanuel Forty, Technical Recruiter

Rome does for poetry what Eminem does for rap. An unbelievable magical array of perfection in words, through raw, rough, beautiful yet brutal reality that tells a story most aren't brave enough to share. A million accolades and all the thumbs up still would barely scratch the surface of what this man brings to the world through his gift of poetry. To say I love him, is an understatement. READ THIS BOOK!

—Amila Elizabeth, Career Nanny (Retired)

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