Rob Budde teaches creative writing at the University of Northern British Columbia. He has published three books: poetry collections Catch as Catch and traffick (both Turnstone Press, 1994, 1999) and the novel Misshapen (NeWest Press, 1997). He has been a finalist for the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer and the McNally-Robinson Manitoba Book of the Year. In 1995, Budde completed a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Calgary. He is the publisher of the online literary journal stonestone .