by George J. Dance


Rob Budde. Courtesy Harbour Publishing.

Robert Budde (born September 6, 1966) is an American-born Canadian poetnovelist, and academic.


Budde was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He moved to Canada in 1970.[1]

He attended the University of Manitoba, where he earned a B.Ed. in 1989, a B.A. in Canadian studies in 1991, and an M.A. in English in 1993. He earned a Ph.D. in 1996 from the University of Calgary.[2]

Budde lives in Prince George, British Columbia, where he teaches creative writing and critical theory at the University of Northern British Columbia.[3]

Budde's work has appeared in numerous literary magazines including Canadian Literature, Capilano Review, West Coast Line, Dusie, ditch, filling Station, Prairie Fire, Matrix, and dandelion. He is also a regular columnist for Northword Magazine.[4]

He publishes the online literary magazine stonestone.[5]


Budde has been a finalist for both the John Hirsch Award for most promising Manitoba writer and the McNally-Robinson Manitoba Book of the Year.[1]



  • Catch as Catch. Winnipeg, MB: Turnstone, 1994.[2]
  • traffick. Winnipeg, MB: Turnstone, 1999.[2]
  • The Dying Poem. Toronto: Coach House, 2002.
  • Did You Say?: For Fred embarking. Maxville, ON: above / ground, 2003.
  • A Sleep of Faith. Prince George, BC: Wink Books, 2005.
  • Finding Fort George. Mediera Park, BC: Caitlin Press, 2007.
  • Declining America. Toronto: BookThug, 2009.
  • Dreamland Theatre: Poems. Halfmoon Bay, BC: Caitlin Press, 2014.


  • Misshapen (edited by Rudy Wiebe). Edmonton, AB: NeWest Press, 1997.[2]

Short fictionEdit

  • flicker. Winnipeg, MB: Signature Editions, 2005.


  • Muddy Water: Conversations with 11 poets. Winnipeg, MB: J. Gordon Shillingford, 2003.[2]


  • Al Purdy: An introduction. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2006.
  • The Forestry Diversification Project: New Prince George poets. Prince George, BC: University of Northern British Columbia Press, 2006.

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat. [6]

See alsoEdit



  1. 1.0 1.1 Budde, Rob, ABC Bookworld, BC Bookworld. Web, Mar. 3, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Rob Budde C.V., Rob Budde,, Web, July 1, 2012.
  3. Rob Budde, authors, Harbour Publishing, Web, July 1, 2012.
  4. Rob Budde, Caitlin Press. Web, Mar. 7, 2019.
  5. Rob Budde, Authors, Coach House Books. Web, July 1, 2012.
  6. Search results = au:Rob Budde, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Sep. 4, 2015.

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