People / George Stanley

Writer. Poet George Stanley was born and raised in San Francisco, California, receiving a Bachelor of Arts (1969) and a Master of Arts (1971) from San Francisco State University. Stanley was a part of the San Francisco Renaissance and he associated with poets such as Robert Duncan, Robin Blaser, and Jack Spicer. In the early 1970s, Stanley relocated to Vancouver for five years, then to Terrace in northern British Columbia where he taught in the English department at Northwest Community College, then back to Vancouver where he worked at Capilano College. During this time, Stanley was associated with New Star Press—publisher of his books, Gentle Northern Summer (1995), At Andy’s (2000), and Vancouver: A Poem (2008)—and The Grape, an underground magazine. Recently, Stanley was awarded the Poetry Society of America’s prestigious Shelley Award (2006). He lives and works in Vancouver.