Boston Globe writer Robert Knox, a former Plymouth resident and Old Colony Memorial editor, has published his first book of poetry entitled Gardeners Do It With Their Hands Dirty. Join us in the Otto Fehlow Meeting Room on Monday, June 12th at 7:00 to meet the author and hear him read selections of his verse. The book consists of 33 poems, many of them related to gardening, the outdoors, planting a perennial flower garden, and the environment. Other subjects include a father’s brush with death in World War II, visits to Greece and Lebanon, a nostalgic glance at youthful dreams and encounters with Syrian refugees.
The book received advance praise from poet Robert Wexelblatt, who stated, “Knox’s well-tended garden of verses furnish the reader 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.”
A reporter with a thousand bylines in the Globe South, Knox published his first novel last year, Suosso’s Lane, based on the Massachusetts roots of the Sacco-Vanzetti case.
Light refreshments will be served and book signing at conclusion of the program.
This program is sponsored by the Plymouth Public Library Corporation. It is free and no registration required.