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Finding Ft. George launches in Prince George

Posted: Tuesday November 20, 2007

Celebrate with Rob Budde as he launches his new book, Finding Ft. George, at Books & Co. on Saturday December 1 at 8:00pm.

Finding Ft. George is the poetic record of Rob Budde’s growing love of Prince George and the Cariboo north-central region of BC. The poems are an act of discovery and they describe the various social, political, historical and environmental systems that Budde encounters with the eye of a patient, astute observer.

Engaging in the language of location, each poem explores a place, a time and the process of building a relationship between the two. Sometimes gritty, sometimes ironic, sometimes barely able to see the place at all, the poems are all love poems to a new home—gifts of arrival.

Rob Budde teaches Creative Writing and Critical Theory at the University of Northern BC in Prince George. He has previously published five books (two poetry collections—Catch as Catch and traffick, two novels—Misshapen and The Dying Poem, and most recently short fiction—Flicker). In 2002, Rob facilitated a collection of interviews, In Muddy Water: Conversations with 11 Poets.