Bob Wakulich received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia in 1999. He also holds a BFA in Writing with a Film Studies Minor from the University of Victoria (1996), a BA in Sociology from Lakehead University (1977), and he attended the Banff School of Fine Arts Summer Writing Workshop in 1979 and 1980.
His short stories, poems, and commentaries have appeared in a number of journals, magazines, newspapers, and anthologies in Canada, the US, and Europe, as well as on CBC Radio and in cyberspace. He currently lives in Cranbrook, British Columbia.
Describe your desk
- extensively-organized clutter.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in southern Ontario in a city that used to be fruit trees and auto plants. It is now covered with houses, condos, and trendy bars and coffee shops.
There are some delightful textual moments in this collection cataloguing the life of a post-boomer dealing with the heartbreaks and foibles of late 20th and early 21st Century North America. The spectre of abuse looms large, but some of the observations are truly inspiring.