Robert Earl Stewart’s first collection of poetry, Something Burned Along the Southern Border (Mansfield Press, 2009) was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. It was followed by a second collection, Campfire Radio Rhapsody (Mansfield Press, 2011). In 2022, his memoir The Running-Shaped Hole, was published by Dundurn Press. His poetry has appeared in magazines, journals and anthologies in Canada, the U.S., and U.K., including This Magazine, Magma Poetry, Poetry Super Highway, Nthposition, Monday Night, Iota, Moosehead Anthology, and The Best Canadian Poetry 2012. In 2007 his poetry was included in a digitisation project in the Poetry Library at Southbank Centre, London, Eng. In 2018 he was nominated for a Canadian Magazine Award for an article he wrote about a pro-wrestling role-playing game he co-created as a teenager. He holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Windsor, and an M.A. in English Literature from McGill University. He spent fifteen years as a newspaper reporter, photographer and editor at The Windsor Star and The LaSalle Post where his reporting and photography were shortlisted for various awards, and has spent time as a creative writing instructor with the City of Windsor Parks & Recreation Dept., a college photography instructor, a radio panelist, and a bookseller. In the 1990s he was the lead singer in the band Elephant. He lives in Windsor, Ont., with his wife, Jennifer, and their three children. He’s working on a new collection of poetry, and a novel about newspapers, rock bands, curry houses and bare-knuckled boxing.