Romp and Ceremony by Jeannie E. Roberts



“Combining sound play and her signature good humor with a keenly observed world, Jeannie Roberts serves up poems that are effervescent. Reader, I recommend you enjoy this book with a good glass of bubbly on a light spring day. But if those aren’t available, the poems here should be enough.”

–Sarah Sadie Busse, author of We Are Traveling Through Dark at Tremendous Speeds


Another delightful collection, full of Roberts’ finally tuned ear, microscopic eye and sharp wit. Enjoy.”

–Bruce Taylor, Poet Laureate of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA


Romp and Ceremony is a fun book with lines like “O praised be tomatoes / noodles and sauce / let there be lobster  / salmon and squash” and “She was a tenderhearted woman who suffered / from tendinitis and lived in a tenement with tenebrous / tendencies.” Jeannie E. Roberts is a sound poet capable of rich music as in “Here, the push of life meets layers / of remains, greets the collective decay / with grace and stance” and “Before evening pulled apricot / and lemon leapt from corn / horizon, there, there you were― // lifting, shifting, from basil / to railing, arugula to ailing  / tomato, and back again.”  A book for all those who admire the sobriety of ceremony and appreciate the intoxication of romp.”

–Bill Yarrow, author of Blasphemer


Romp and Ceremony

by Jeannie E. Roberts

$19.99, Full-length, paper

Jeannie E. Roberts writes, draws and paints, and often photographs her natural surroundings. She is the author of Beyond Bulrush, a full-length poetry collection (Lit Fest Press, 2015), Nature of it All, a poetry chapbook (Finishing Line Press, 2013), and the author and illustrator of Let’s Make Faces!, a children’s book (Rhyme the Roost Books, an imprint of JR Creative Studios, 2009). Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jeannie lives in an inspiring rural setting near Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Learn more about her at



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