Author Archives: Oyez Review

About Oyez Review

Oyez Review is the literary magazine of Roosevelt University's MFA Program in Creative Writing. We publish high-quality fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art from all over the nation and the world!

Interview with Emanuel Rios

The staff of Oyez Review is honored with the opportunity to foster artists of all kinds throughout the world – of the written word, canvas, and lens. We took the time to sit down and talk with one such up … Continue reading

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Blogging Wins and Losses

by: Melanie Jones Someone once said to me, “I don’t understand people who consider themselves a writer, but don’t write.” That same day I created a blog and began putting out some work. A lot of it was what I … Continue reading

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Roosevelt Spring 2017 MFA Readings Series begins with Rion Amilcar Scott!

Join us on March 20th at 5:00 PM for our first reading event with Rion Amilcar Scott!

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Graphic Novels for Adults

“Graphic novel” may sound like a fancy name for a long comic book, but thanks to recent graphic memoir artists, this book category is growing up and moving on from super heroes and childish cartoon characters without losing any of … Continue reading

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Interview with Lucy Knisley

You’re never too old to read comics. Lucy Knisley, an authority on all things food and graphic literature, would be the first to tell you that. From French Milk to Relish to her latest novel Something New, Knisley has made … Continue reading

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Handle Workshop Like a Champ

by: Melanie Jones Oh yes, workshopping is an activity all writers in a MFA Creating Writing program are subjected to. It can be nerve wracking, upsetting, fulfilling, and satisfying, all within one class. At times a writer may find it … Continue reading

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Interview with Sandra Newman

Sandra Newman is the author of seven books, most recently a novel, The Country of Ice Cream Star, which was long-listed for the Folio Prize and the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. Her other novels are The Only Good Thing … Continue reading

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An Interview with Stephanie Feldman

Stephanie Feldman’s debut novel, The Angel of Losses (Ecco), is a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, winner of the Crawford Fantasy Award, and finalist for the Mythopoeic Award. Stephanie teaches fiction writing in the Arcadia University MFA Program and … Continue reading

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You’re a Writer and a Brand

By: Melanie Jones Oyez Review Editor Since graduating I’ve been attuned to the marketing world, which is fast-paced and in some ways unforgiving. Currently I work as an independent marketing contractor and have worked as head of marketing from restaurants … Continue reading

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Odie Lindsey Reading November 7th – Roosevelt MFA Reading Series

The Roosevelt Fall Reading Series continues on November 7 with visiting author Odie Lindsey. Lindsey will read from his short story collection, We Come to Our Senses, recently published by W.W.Norton.  In this collection of linked stories described as artful … Continue reading

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