Bobby Burns has published in the Arizona Daily Star and Tucson Citizen Newspapers, Opinion Editorials. Former reporter with the Arizona Informant newspaper. Authored a non-fiction book Shelter: One Man’s Journey from Homelessness to Hope by the University of Arizona Press. He’s published in the following publications: Sonora Review, Howling Dog Press, Louisiana Review, Oasis Journal, Oxford Magazine, Sand-script Magazine and Cababi-Art and Literary Magazine, Occupied Tucson Citizen, and 42 Stories Anthology. Bobby once did a national nine-city book tour by greyhound bus. Luckily for him, he flew back home from Chicago after the tour.
Interviews conducted on the following writers: Ernest Gaines, Wil Haygood, Sonia Sanchez, Ai, Amiri Baraka, Leslie Mormon Silko, Simon Ortiz, David Ray, Wil Inman, and others.
He earned a master’s degree from Northern Arizona University. He lives in Tucson, Arizona with his wife and family.
Awards and Recognition
- Publishers Weekly profiled his book and others on how University Presses (University of Arizona Press) promote their authors. Bobby's 30 day book tour included a nine-cities by greyhound bus. Along the way he slept in homeless shelters, and signed copies of his book at local bookstores.