Budde, Robert

Dr. Robert Budde
PhD (University of Calgary); MA, BEd (University of Manitoba) Professor (on sabbatical)
Email: Phone:
  • Prince George


Rob Budde teaches Creative Writing and Canadian Literature. He has published eight books (poetry, novels, interviews, and short fiction) and appeared in numerous literary magazines including Canadian Literature, The Capilano Review, West Coast Line, Dusie, ditch, filling Station, Prairie Fire, Matrix, and dandelion. His most recent books are declining america and Dreamland Theatre from Caitlin Press, which was shortlisted for the BC Books Prize Dorothy Livesay Award. Manuscripts in process include Testes (a poetic engagement with maleness), Panax (a cross-genre relationship with Devil’s Club), and The Salmon Wars (a speculative fiction trilogy about land defence in a near-future Northern BC). He co-edits Thimbleberry Magazine: Arts + Culture in Northern BC.

Research and Expertise

Research interests include experimental poetry, ecopoetry, decolonization, ethnobotany, and gender studies.

Research Fields:
  • Culture
  • Environment
  • Ethics
  • First Nations
  • Gender and Women's Studies
  • Human Rights
Areas of Expertise:

Creative writing, Canadian literature, ecopoetry, northern BC literature.

Languages Spoken:
  • English
Currently accepting graduate students
Supervises in:
  • MA English
Available to be contacted by the media as a subject matter expert

Selected Publications

Dreamland Theatre (poetry). Halfmoon Bay: Caitlin, 2014. (shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay BC Book Prize)

declining america. (poetry) Toronto: Book Thug, 2009.

Finding Ft. George (poetry) Halfmoon Bay: Caitlin: 2007.

Flicker. (short fiction) Winnipeg: Signature Editions, 2005.

Muddy Water: Conversations with 11 Poets (interviews) Winnipeg, J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing, Summer 2003

The Dying Poem (novel) Toronto: Coach House Books, 2002.

traffick (poetry) Winnipeg: Turnstone Press, 1999.

Misshapen (novel) Edmonton: NeWest Press, 1997. (edited by Rudy Wiebe)

Catch as Catch (poetry) Winnipeg: Turnstone Press, 1994.


The Answer to Everything: Selected Poems of Ken Belford. Halfmoon Bay: Caitlin, 2021.

The More Easily Kept Illusions: The Poetry of Al Purdy. Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier UP, 2006.

The Forestry Diversification Project. Prince George: UNBC Press: 2006.

Curriculum Vitae

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