Jeff Roulston

Biography

Jeff Roulston, also known as Jeff The Writer, is a social service worker, coach and proud Torontonian. He is a graduate of Oakwood University, an Historically-Black College, where he studied communications, played varsity basketball and edited the Spreading Oak newspaper. His poetry, short stories, essays and articles have appeared in The Huntsville (Ala.) Times, Urbanology, HipHopCanada.com, Sway, OmitLimitation.com, BKNation.org and the anthology F-You: The Forgiveness Project, Memoirs of Violence and Compassion. He has been interviewed by Matt Galloway on CBC Radio Toronto’s Metro Morning about the bleak job market for recent college graduates and featured, along with co-workers, in a Toronto Star article about his work with inner city youth.

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Books

Teammates
Price: Free! Words: 7,380. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
Teammates is the story of two childhood friends who end up on very different paths, one to stardom, the other to infamy. Set in the author’s old high school and the neighbourhood where he grew up, it is an emotional and all-too familiar tale about the temptations of the inner city and the efforts of young men to both defy stereotypes, and to live up to them... by any means necessary.
There Goes The Neighbourhood And Other Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 6,170. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
A collection of three brand new short stories about characters young, old and in between. They are sons, brothers and fathers; good people, but they are human, and therefore flawed and ultimately misunderstood.
Second Chances And Other Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
This is a collection of three short stories, narrated by college-going and college-educated young men and women, both gifted and flawed, hopeful and hopeless; and connected by one universal theme: love.
Toronto The Good
Price: Free! Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry
The poems in Jeff Roulston's first chapbook Toronto The Good are descriptive, dark, angry and optimistic all at once. His lyrical, spoken word- and hip-hop-influenced style represents his Toronto upbringing and his pointed poetry lays out the best and worst of his hometown.

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