Photo of Stan lecturingStan Sanvel Rubin was born in Philadelphia, PA. After serving as Director of the Brockport Writers Forum & Videotape Library (SUNY) for many years, he moved to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State in 2003 as founding director of the Rainier Writing Workshop low-residency MFA at Pacific Lutheran University.

Stan has published poems in such journals as The Georgia Review, The Iowa Review, The Laurel Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Carolina Quarterly, The Florida Review, Poetry Northwest, Willow Springs, and others. He is the author of three previous full-length collections, Hidden Sequel (Barrow Street Press, 2006), winner of Barrow Street Poetry Award; Five Colors (WordTech, 2004); and Midnight (State Street Press, 1995), as well as two chapbooks, On the Coast (2002) and Lost (1981).

His work has been anthologized in The Poets Guide to the Birds (Eds. Ted Kooser and Judith Kitchen, Anhinga Press, 2011) and Long Journey: Contemporary Northwest Poets (Ed. David Biespiel, Oregon State University Press, 2006) and elsewhere. Since 2000, he has written annual essay-reviews of poetry for Water~Stone Review (Hamline University, St. Paul, MN). His own poetry received a Constance J. Saltonstall Foundation fellowship for Poetry.