Born in Kent, where he still lives, Robert Selby edits the literary journal Wild Court and reviews for various publications.
His debut collection, The Coming-Down Time, was published by Shoestring Press in 2020. The Kentish Rebellion, a book-length sequence, appeared from Shoestring in July 2022.
He wrote a PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London, on the life and work of Mick Imlah. During it, he co-edited Mick Imlah: Selected Prose (Peter Lang, 2015) and was highly commended in the Faber New Poets scheme. A pamphlet of poems appeared from Clutag Press in 2017.