Thursday, March 6, 2008


Sponsored by The Canada Council for the Arts
& the Creative Writing Degree Program at Capilano College

The Spring 2008 OPEN TEXT series at Capilano College continues on Thursday, March 13th, 2008 with a reading by Prince George poet Rob Budde:

Library 321 @ 12:30
Capilano College
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver

ROB BUDDE teaches Creative Writing and Postcolonial Literature at the University of Northern BC. His books include traffick (Turnstone, 1994), Misshapen (NeWest Press, 1997) and The Dying Poem (Coach House, 2002), and, most recently, Flicker. In 2002, Rob facilitated a collection of interviews (In Muddy Water: Conversations with 11 Poets). His most recent book of poetry is Finding Ft. George (Harbour, 2007), a collection of poems about his growing relationship with Prince George and Northern BC. Budde edits an online literary journal, stonestone, and a poetry blog writingwaynorth.

“holes filled bilaterally

landed self-serve or immigrant;

promise, missile, demise

Capital expansion and deficit re-election orders of the delay and consumer relations department making strange bedfellows in fiscal mission position, the hard headboard of directors knocking up the catch phrase, knocking down our dormant queues, ballot-boxed. The party system the morning after and fragments of memory missing.

this mission, locked

me, missing-in-action again

the prom’s dead”

-- from “3 Promises; A Renegue”

For info:
Roger Farr
604.986.1911 (2554)