Poetry. This new collection of poems from George Stanley includes his acclaimed "White Matches" and "Paradise Shelter" as well as other selections spanning his remarkable oeuvre. "From the first, George Stanley was one of those great natural talents of whom all other poets are jealous. There is an ease and deftness to his line, his sense of tone, the acuity of his vision that is so constantly on target as to be eerie"—Ron Silliman.
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. Author City: VANCOUVER, BC CAN