Rob Stanton was born in Bishop Auckland, County Durham in 1977, raised in the West Midlands and educated in Cardiff (BA) and Leeds (MA, PhD). He currently lives and teaches in Savannah, Georgia. His poems and critical writings have appeared in Canadian Literature, Dusie, Eoagh, Fascicle, First Offense, Great Works, Octopus, The Rialto, Jacket and Salt. In 2005 he was shortlisted for the Eric Gregory Award. The Method is his debut collection of poetry.