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Stephen Romer

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  • STEPHEN ROMER was born in Hertfordshire in 1957 and educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Since 1981 he has lived in France, where he is Maître de Conferences in the English department of Tours University. He has been three times Visiting Professor in French at Colgate University, New York. Stephen Romer has published three previous collections of poetry with Oxford University Press and was the editor of the Faber anthology Twentieth-Century French Poems. A selection of his poems appeared in the Carcanet OxfordPoets anthology 2001, and a book of his selected poems in French translation, Tribut, was published by Editions le temps qu’il fait in 2007. His recent poetry collection Yellow Studio (Carcanet OxfordPoets 2008) was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize, and his anthology, co-edited with Jennie Feldman, Into the Deep Street: Seven Modern French Poets (Anvil, 2009) received a Special Commendation in the Popescu prize for European poetry in translation (2011). In 2011, he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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