Toronto The Good

      Jeff Roulston
Toronto The Good

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.There isn't just one Toronto. It is a big diverse city that is experienced differently by every one of its nearly three million people. The poems in Jeff Roulston's first chapbook Toronto The Good truthfully capture the Toronto he knows in his direct, but lyrical style, influenced by his Toronto slanguage and lifestyle and the broader hip-hop culture many in his generation live and breathe.Follow him on Twitter @JeffRoulston, read his writing on www.JeffRoulston.com and his blog at www.TOStateOfMind.com.Cover art by Dion Fitzgerald. See his art at www.dvyneart.com and follow him on Twitter @DVYNEART.

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    There Goes The Neighbourhood And Other Short Stories

      Jeff Roulston
There Goes The Neighbourhood And Other Short Stories

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.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.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 F-You: The Forgiveness Project. His 2013 poetry chapbook Toronto The Good and his first short story collection Second Chances And Other Short Stories are also available on Smashwords.

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    Teammates

      Jeff Roulston
Teammates

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.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.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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    Second Chances And Other Short Stories

      Jeff Roulston
Second Chances And Other Short Stories

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.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.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 F-You: The Forgiveness Project. His 2013 poetry chapbook Toronto The Good is also available on Smashwords.

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