Rob Friday is a member of the Temagami First Nation in Northern Ontario. A painter and poet, Rob developed his unique style of art and writing while attending the Technical Theatre Program at Humber College in Toronto. He received his BA in English Literature from Laurentian University in Sudbury in 1997. While in Sudbury, Rob was an active participant in the bi-weekly open-mike poetry sessions at the Applegrove Cafe. Most notable, was the airing of his poem 'Chameleon' on CBC North Radio. "All of Robs artistic endeavours are dominated by images found in the natural world whether real or mythological, and the reconciliation of those with the 'reality' at hand."
published in Bywords.ca August 2008
John Newlove Poetry Award 2008 winner