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Slopjar by Ingrid Jennings

Escape into a world of profound seductive words that will melt your soul like butter. Escape into an insane mind and learn the trials of a battered soul. Fall into the trap of this astonishing book that will pull at the strings of your heart. Immerse yourself in the pure pleasure of this dazzling work of art. Open up the Slopjar it will set you free.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780985696047
Publisher: Lioness Publishing House
Publication date: 07/28/2012
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 15 Years

About the Author

Originally from Shreveport Louisiana, Ingrid Jennings is what one would call a true renassaince woman. As an author, poet, publishing guru, teacher, successful business woman, wife and mother, Ingrid wears many hats with stride and ease.

Ingrid spent three years working as a public school teacher in Palm Beach County teaching Integrated Science to ninth graders. While teaching, Ingrid self published her poetry into her first book titled "Slopjar." With rave reviews on not only her creativity, excellent writing and self expression, it was also well recognized for its excellent publishing and marketing.

Ingrid currently lives in West Palm Beach, FL with her husband and her son. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, bicycling and spending time with friends and family.
For more information, feel free to visit her website at

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Slopjar 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
DaveMW More than 1 year ago
At first I didn't know what was going on. It is a book of poems but they are all connected. They take you into a mind of a tormented woman who was being used by Satan until she surrendered to Jesus. In a sense, we all go through the same torture. The poems are brief and well written. This is a very fast read. The only suggestion I have is to have a narrator's point of view inserted a few times so the poems will be more coherent. Nevertheless, it was a great read and I recommend it.
EDL85 More than 1 year ago
“Slopjar” is an experimental book written almost entirely through the form of poetry (two brief entries are written in prose). The poems are written by a paranoid schizophrenic who is now locked within an insane asylum, and she expresses her feelings and fragmented memories via verse. Her poems are divided into subject sections, including “Lunatic,” “Loneliness,” “Laughter,” “Lucifier,” and “Lord.” While it’s hard from her writings to piece together exactly what happened to her (and it’s intentionally vague, since you are entering the mind of someone struggling with an extreme form of mental illness), her sorrow seems to stem from a dead child, a monstrous husband, and a horrific scene in a bar that she calls “Sloppy Moppy.” Of course, what’s true and what’s not is entirely in flex in a book such as this, and from a perspective such as this. It’s the very apotheosis of an unreliable narrator, and trying to piece something coherent from the poems is what kept me reading. She’s haunted by a cruel ghost (her past?), struggles with love and being misused, and eventually finds faith and self-worth (if not traditional sanity) through God. The poem’s emotions are raw and real, swinging between anger, sorrow, confusion, and loneliness—she also asks the reader not to condemn her but to try to understand her. “Slopjar,” in addition to being an interesting read, also brings up questions about mental illness and how we treat those afflicted with it. Can we understand them, and to what degree do they understand themselves as they struggle for communication? It’s easy for us all to get lost in the twisted paths of our own emotions, and the writer in “Slopjar” has fallen prey to her own and struggles to find a voice. In my favorite poem, she writes that Lucifer says “her story is not worth dancing/my words not worth ears”—her mental illness has marginalized her, and all she wants is for someone to listen. “Slopjar” allows the reader to listen, engage, and then draw their own conclusions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was beautifully written. I love poetry and this book will certainly be a part of my bookshelf for quite some time. It was inspiringly written, deep, spiritual, and honest. It was unimaginably relatable, taking you into the deepest of your pains and triumphs. I thoroughly enjoyed each and every page. Many times I just had to stop and take it in- the words were very very thought through and cut straight to the heart. I would love to see this book featured in high school and college libraries. I think, in this modern age, many teens could relate to the words written in this book. I think it would help reenlighten the love of poetry in modern day literature. It's aspects of love and lust and sadness are all things that I know many young adults could sincerely relate to- and avidly enjoy reading about. I think this book would make a magnficant book for a teen who loves poetry, literature, or the gothic era (as it does seem to have a bit of a gothic and victorian feel to the writing). I'm quickly becoming a fan of Jennings- these poems have placed this author in a permanent part of my memory.
kim0712 More than 1 year ago
I must confess, I’m not a big fan of poetry. I used to be during the angst of my teenage years, but I don’t seem to enjoy it much anymore. BUT, Slopjar, by author Ingrid Jennings has now become an exception. Although classified as a book of poetry, the way the author weaves together the poems; you feel like you are reading a story. A very unusually, painful, exhilarating, humorous, and scary story. The book is divided into different sections; Lunatic, Loneliness, Laughter, Lust, Love, Lucifer and Lord. As the book begins with Lunatic, through poems you are shown the inner workings of the mind of someone who is in the midst of lunacy. You read about her confusion and her struggles to be more than she is; her loneliness and seclusion; her bitterness; and then finally a cry for help. Filled with very dark poetry that to some, could be offensive at times. But, having dealt with someone with severe mental illness, I can tell you that the graphic words and thoughts are very true – and this book uses them in context with the situation. These poems, written from personal experiences, are heartfelt, deep, sad and will really keep you thinking about the good, the bad and what is most important in your life.
kathyssavings More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing! The author puts together many poems that seem more like a story. The author goes in to a lot of detail with the poems and they are very meaningful. Every poem really reaches out to me. I have never read such beautiful poems before. Each poem really catches my eye and I can even relate to some of them. There are even different sections for the poems including: Lunatic, Loneliness, Laughter, Lust, Love, Lucifer and Lord. Anybody who loves poems that really reach out to you would love this book! I was so touched by all of the poems. I give this a five star rating!
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HannaL More than 1 year ago
Slopjar, is so different from any other book I've read (and I've read plenty of books). The book is classified as a poetry book, so that's what I was expecting. Just poems. The way Ingrid Jennings writes however, makes it like a story. Each poem goes into the next one telling a story along the way. Her writing style evokes emotion as well as personal thought.
Maranda_Russell More than 1 year ago
The poems in this collection are startling in their honesty and in their unique view on matters such as mental illness, lust, love, spirituality and many other subjects. I'm not sure if all these poems were based on the author's life or just on people she has known and experiences she has endured, but either way, Ingrid Jennings did an incredible job of bringing personal stories to life in poems that alternately shout out harsh truths about being human or bring attention to the beautiful, sacred side of life. Although all of the sections are interesting and well-written, I must admit my favorite is the 'Lunatic' section. I have always been fascinated with various mental illnesses and these poems about schizophrenia are dark, fascinating and very touching in their own way.
Southerncharm83 More than 1 year ago
Slopjar is an amazing book. While reading Slopjar, I laughed, I cried, and I didn't stop reading until the end. It was inspirational at some parts and it reminded me of my own life at other parts. Great Book!