Stephen Romer, FRSL is an English poet, academic and literary critic. He 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 four published collections of poetry with the Oxford Poets imprint of Carcanet Press and is the editor of the Faber anthology Twentieth-Century French Poems. A selection of his recent poems appeared in the Carcanet Oxford Poets anthology 2001, and a book of his selected poems in French translation, Tribut, was published by Editions le temps qu’il fait in 2007. He regularly writes on French literature and modem poetry for the Guardian and the Times Literary Supplement.