Roger Weaver was born in Portland, Oregon and raised in the Pacific Northwest. His poems have been published widely in periodicals that include the Massachusetts Review, The Greenfield Review, Nimrod, The North American Review, Manzanita Quarterly, and Hubbub. He has authored five volumes of poetry: The Orange and Other Poems (Press-22, 1978), Twenty-One Waking Dreams (Trout Creek Press, 1985), Traveling on the Great Wheel (Gardyloo Press, 1990), Reading the Stones: New and Selected Poems (Poetry Enterprises, 2003), and The Ladder of Desire (Pygmy Forest Press, 2006). With Joseph Bruchac of Greenfield Review Press, he co-edited an anthology of poems in English from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean called Aftermath. As a professor of English, he taught poetry writing at Oregon State University for over twenty years. Currently he serves as the founding editor of To Topos, an international anthology of poetry which is periodically issued.