George Stanley was born and raised in San Francisco where, in the sixties, he was part of the San Francisco Renaissance which included Robert Duncan, Robin Blaser and Jack Spicer. He moved to Vancouver in the seventies where he became associated with New Star Press, and The Grape (an underground newspaper). He has been active in Canadian politics, unions and alternative media. His books include GENTLE NORTHERN SUMMER (New Star, 1995), AT ANDY'S (New Star, 2000), A TALL, SERIOUS GIRL: SELECTED POEMS 1957-2000 (Qua Books, 2003), VANCOUVER: A POEM (New Star Books, 2008), AFTER DESIRE (New Star Books, 2013) and NORTH OF CALIFORNIA ST. (New Star Books, 2014). In 2006, Stanley received the Shelley Memorial Award from the American Poetry Society. Stanley still resides in Vancouver.