A resident of Quincy, Massachusetts, Robert Knox is a freelance correspondent with a thousand bylines in the Boston Globe, writing about the arts, books, the environment, Massachusetts history, and the workings of governments. With an academic background in philosophy (Yale) and literature (Boston University) and years of journalistic experience, he brings a wide variety of interests to his poetry and fiction.
A contributing editor for the online journal Verse-Virtual.com, his poetry appears online every month. His previous chapbook "Gardeners Do It With Their Hands Dirty" received praise from other poets, including Robert Wexelblatt who stated, "Knox's well-tended garden of verses furnishes readers with elegant borders, unexpected vistas, gorgeous blossoms, and insights as sharp as thorns. His themes are as local as the backyard and as universal as the weather."
His poems have also appeared in periodicals such as Guide to Kulchur Creative Journal, The Poetry Superhighway, Party, & Disaster Society, Off the Coast, Misfit Magazine, and others.
A fiction writer with stories in many publications, he published his first novel "Suosso's Lane," based on the Massachusetts roots of the infamous Sacco-Vanzetti case, in 2015. The book was praised by reviewers. Novelist Patry Francis, author of "The Orphans of Race Point," called it "a beautiful novel, written with compassion, journalistic balance, and a deep sense of justice."
A prize winner in the Words With Jam short fiction contest, his story "Marriage" was published in the resulting anthology, An Earthless Melting Pot. After being named a Finalist in the Massachusetts Artist Grants Program, excerpts from his story "Lost" appeared on the Mass Cultural Council website.
Drawing on his background as a reporter, columnist and book reviewer, as well as his interest in gardening, nature, history, theater, photography, and politics, Knox is an active blogger at blog prosegarden.blogspot.com