Garden of Verse: Singing the Catastrophic Climate Change Blues

It’s still inconvenient. It’s still the truth. If anything, more studies, more data, and more direct observation of the polar ice caps have only caused climate scientists to fast-forward their predictions of the catastrophic dislocations and probably disasters that rapid … Continue reading →

My Poem About Trees Reaches for the Sky

  My poem titled “As A Tree,” appearing in this month’s issue of begins with a reference to the tree’s unblushing approach to reproduction, characteristic of the plant world’s expression of necessary physical functions such as growth, nutrition, birth … Continue reading →

My Poems on Turning 90, that Springtime Family Feeling, and Thinking Like a Tree Published in Poetry Journal

My new poems “Chasing Ninety,” marking a dear relative’s milestone; “Family Way” on watching spring bring people together; and “As A Tree,” seeing the world through the point of view of a tree are published this month on, the … Continue reading →

Newspapers Hail New Book of Poems by Robert Knox

Two Massachusetts newspapers covered the release of my book of poems “Gardeners Do It With Their Hands Dirty.” The Old Colony Memorial, the community newspaper for the town of Plymouth, Mass., where I used to live and work, published a … Continue reading →

“Gardeners Do It With Their Hands Dirty,” My Book of Poems, Published

My first collection of poems, a chapbook titled “Gardeners Do It With Their Hands Dirty,” has been published this month by Finishing Line Press. The book consists of 27 poems, many of them related to gardening, the outdoors, planting a … Continue reading →

Anti-Immigrant Hysteria: Then and Now

The black-and-white photo below pictures a moment in the  round-up of immigrants in America 100 years ago. The suspicious ‘outsiders’ are white-skinned people from southern and eastern Europe — Italians, Jews, Poles, Russians, Greeks, Serbs, Ukrainians, Lithuanians. The mass round-up … Continue reading →

Robert Knox’s First Poetry Book Due in March

My first collection of poems, “Gardeners Do It With Their Hands Dirty” is scheduled for release in March. These are poems about plants, gardening, flowers, nature, talking to trees, getting stared at by a hummingbird. Seasons change and so do … Continue reading →

From “Trump the Musical” — New Poems Online

I have four new poems online this month on, the online poetry journal for which I serve as contributing editor, including a political parody entitled “From ‘Trump the Musical.’” Here’s how the poem begins: From “Trump the Musical” I’m … Continue reading →