Defective, V.2


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Poetry and Prose from an Unthinkable Mind

By AJ Romano

ISBN: 978-1-84991-767-4
Published: 2012
Pages: 100
Key Themes: Mental Health, Poetry, Short Stories, Depression


Defective V.2 is an extremely loaded rollercoaster honestly. In some ways, as my second book, it does pick up where the last one ends chronologically. It so happens I was forced into a dark corner again, this time facing similar, but vastly different demons. The book is not all negative though, much of it is how my perspectives have changed on life in the past year or so, which have been massive. The point, I think though, of Defective V.2 is much larger than the poetry and metaphor the book contains. I attempted to explore perception and perspective in many new ways with my writing; this allowed me to see much more than what was in front of my eyes. In doing so I helped myself in many ways. Too often people with mood disorders or other psychological illnesses are treated much differently, and you will see that I experienced this firsthand. My experiences have shown me many new outlooks, and I think the book reflects that.

About the Author

AJ Romano, born in 1988, lives New Jersey. He is a poet, short-story writer, and mental health advocate. He names his biggest influences as Jim Morrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Walt Whitman, Jack Kerouac, William Shakespeare, as well as 19th Century British literature. AJ is currently working towards his goal of obtaining an MFA in Creative Writing, and continuing on to teach. His long-term goal is to melt writing with mental health, and proliferate art therapy as more common practice. Suffering from Panic Disorder and Clinical Depression, AJ has first-hand experience and would like to help others. AJ is also the author of The Defective Model, Chipmunkapublishing, 2011.


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