A Socially Acceptable Breakdown is a poetry collection that explores themes of family, queerness, mental health, grief, pop culture, body image, love, joy, memory, myth, and magic.
Praise for A Socially Acceptable Breakdown
A Socially Acceptable Breakdown is an invitation to healing the relationship between the Brain, the Body & the Being through honest self-reflection and self-forgiveness.
— FreeQuency, author of Becoming//Black
A Socially Acceptable Breakdown is a masterclass in storytelling, and a reminder that sometimes the most important victory is surviving to tell the story.
— Brandon Melendez, author of Gold That Frames the Mirror
One rarely expects to be undone by syntax, but here I am. Walloped. A Socially Acceptable Breakdown reminds us how cruel the psyche can be. And also how majestic.
Make no mistake, A Socially Acceptable Breakdown is a magic show on-page that leaves the reader in awe, it isn’t just the show, it’s the show-stealer you’ll want a ticket to.
— Omar Holmon, author of We Were All Someone Else Yesterday
About Patrick Roche
Patrick Roche is an award-winning poet, mental health advocate, and Carly Rae Jepsen enthusiast from New Jersey. Videos of Patrick’s work have amassed 9 million views on YouTube, making him one of the most popular spoken word poets…. MORE