Evan Roskos

Dr. Bird's Advice To Sad Poets


Eva n Roskos, a 2009 graduate of the Rutgers MFA in Creative Writing Program, is the author of Dr. Bird's Advice To Sad Poets, a young adult novel based on a teen's fascination with Walt Whitman.  In a starred review Kirkus stated, “Self-deprecating humor abounds in this debut novel that pulls no punches about the experience of depression and anxiety for its teen protagonist.”  Publisher’s Weekly calls Dr. Bird’s Advice a “sensitive first novel.”

As an MFA student, Roskos’ short story, “Conspiracy of Males,” was featured nationally in Granta’s online series, “New Voices” (2008) and Roskos also was named one of Narrative's Best New Writers.

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